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In the latest chapter of the infamous Conficker worm saga, security experts say its creators appear to be modifying the virus so that it can turn computers into breeding grounds for fake anti-virus software.
Just as many computer security experts began to believe it was a fluke, the Conficker virus apparently slowly became active weeks after its expected April 1 launch date.
The global recession could prove to be a starting point for an influx of more cyber criminals seeking to use their computer skills to earn extra money.
A computer virus has infected over 700 campus computers, including campus hospital computer at the University of Utah, according to the University's officials.
The Conficker worm suddenly began its first update on infected PCs on Wednesday.
A Microsoft Corp report published on Wednesday showed that computer users' growing fear of worms and viruses could be behind a recent spike in attacks on PCs via bogus security software.
- The Virtumonde spyware infected more computers than any other malware - Trojans and adware continue to be the most widespread types of malware - The Conficker worm has caused most concern among security laboratories GLENDALE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of its malware report for the first quarter of 2009.
WALTHAM, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- April 1 came and went, and the Conficker variant failed to deliver the gloom-and-doom forecasted by many IT security pundits.
The Much-Feared Re-activation of Conficker on April 1st Goes Off Without a Bang GLENDALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware detection and analysis laboratory, predicted in a recent blog post that the malicious Conficker worm won't cause major upheaval on April 1st and advised consumers not to "get taken in by the Conficker panic" (http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/archive/Don_1920_t-get-taken-in-by-the-Conficker-panic.aspx).
The dreaded Conficker Internet worm became more aggressive in communicating with its creators on Wednesday, as the malicious code reached the April 1st trigger date upon which it was set to modify itself to become harder to stop.