April 10, 2009  11:46 PM

Conficker’s raison d’etre? Profit, of Course

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Botnet, Conficker, Cybercrime, Scam, Scareware, Security, Worm

More than a week after Conficker’s much-hyped April 1st activation date, the botnet has come to life and is using a P2P communication system to update itself on what is believed to be millions of infected PCs. Along with the update, the worm is downloading

March 31, 2009  12:48 AM

What Will Conficker do on April First?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Conficker, Microsoft Windows, Security, Security bulletin, Security management, Vulnerabilities, Worm

No one knows for sure, but we do know that *something* is going to happen on April Fools' Day. Conficker is a new breed of malware; the people behind it are of exceptional intelligence....

February 10, 2009  3:02 AM

OpenDNS Service to Track and Block Conficker Worm

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Conficker, Cybercrime, Malware, OpenDNS, Security, Worm

With some estimates placing the number of computers infected by the Conficker worm at 10 million or more, Conficker has the potential to become one of the biggest botnets ever. Given that many system administrators probably don't...


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