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2009-03-28 12:27:22

On Wednesday (April Fools' Day), security experts say the fast-moving Conficker computer worm, which has infected at least 3 million PCs, is set to wreak even more havoc, the Associated Press reported. Users with infected machines could see more aggressive action from the worm's creators over the Internet, triggering the program to send more spam, infections, and clog networks with traffic. The worm could cause massive network outages and may even have the potential to be a possible...

2009-03-26 13:59:00

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Prolexic Technologies announces that it has enhanced its global network defense systems to protect against the DDoS attack capabilities of the recently publicized Conficker worm. Prolexic's current clients are already protected, and new clients can be fully protected immediately following service turn-up. Conficker is reported to be one of the largest botnets ever created. As of January 26, 2009, Conficker had infected more than 15 million...

2009-03-26 06:15:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The best security experts in the country are aggressively working to stop the pending release of a worm called Conficker C (Conficker) and prevent damage to millions of computers. The predicted April Fool's Day release of Conficker is anything but a joke and has prompted Microsoft to post a $250,000 bounty for the malicious program's author. While security experts devote their energies to stopping the release, Todd Feit, Founder and CEO of The Laptop...

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2009-03-22 07:50:00

Some of the world's top computer security experts are fighting a spectacular cat-and-mouse battle with the brazen creator of a malicious software program known as Conficker, according to a New York Times report. The program received global attention late last year when it began infecting millions of machines with malicious code, which ties together the infected computers into something known as a botnet. Botnets are used to send the vast majority of e-mail spam messages, which are often the...

2009-03-19 10:45:37

Investigators say they are still baffled by a computer virus so gnarly that U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. has put a price on the author's head. When investigators moved in close by gaining control of 250 Internet domain names the program was designed to leverage to forward instructions to infected computers, the author of the virus, known as the Conficker worm, upped the ante, expanding the program to include 50,000 Internet domain targets, The New York Times reported Thursday. Some...

2009-03-02 11:11:00

This adware was distributed largely through comments on Digg.com and YouTube GLENDALE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's anti-malware laboratory, detected an increase of more than 400 percent in the infection rate of the adware VideoPlay from January to February of this year. VideoPlay is designed to download a worm aimed at stealing email accounts and passwords for accessing different Web services....

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2009-02-24 14:50:00

A British man said the worm that caused his computer to crash turned out not to be a form of computer virus but an actual 5-inch earthworm. Mark Taylor, 45, of Yeovil, England, said repairmen told him that the worm had crawled into his laptop through an air vent and coiled itself around a cooling fan, causing the computer to overheat and break down, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Taylor said the worm itself had been cooked by the overheated computer. He said the creature was likely...

2009-02-18 14:48:00

- Virus combines dangerous infection techniques of old viruses with new, financially-motivated malware schemes - PandaLabs advises users to take the necessary precautions after detecting an increasing number of infections and new variants of this type of malware GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, discovered a significant increase in the number of computers infected with the Sality.AO virus and is advising...

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2009-02-13 07:45:00

On Thursday, Microsoft announced they would pay a $250,000 reward for information leading to the capture of those behind the "Conficker" virus. The nasty computer worm, also known as "Downadup," has quickly infected millions of computers and threatens to crash systems. Microsoft is working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to try to track down the creator of the "Conficker" virus. "The best way to defeat potential botnets like Conficker/Downadup is by the...

2009-01-28 11:39:00

- Out of 430 million email messages analyzed, 89.88 percent were spam and 1.11 percent were infected with some type of malware - Sexual performance enhancers and pharmaceuticals were the most common subjects used by spam in 2008 - In the last three months of the year, 301,000 zombie computers were activated and used for distributing spam GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection today revealed the results from its analysis on 430...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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