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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...

2009-03-10 22:34:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Software Group USA, LLC. ("Enigma Software Group" or "Enigma") announced today that it has released a free removal tool that will eliminate the Conficker worm from infected computers. Enigma Software Group has made this tool available at http://www.enigmasoftware.com. The tool is free of charge, for anyone who does not have adequate protection tools. The Conficker worm, first discovered in November, 2008, has already infected about 12...

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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...

2009-02-12 12:05:00

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Together with security researchers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and operators within the Domain Name System, Microsoft coordinated a response designed to disable domains targeted by Conficker. Microsoft also announced a $250,000 reward...

2009-01-21 11:34:00

Infections detected in more than 80 countries; United States, Taiwan and Brazil are among the most affected regions GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today revealed that almost six percent (5.77 percent) of the two million computers they scanned showed an infection by the malicious Conficker worm. The worm, which originated in China, has now extended across 83 countries, and is particularly virulent in the United...

2009-01-20 14:38:01

The Conficker computer virus is still spreading after infecting millions of computers, a British technology security expert said. Computers infected with the virus -- also called Downadup or Kido -- are hard to count, because we don't know how many machines are being cleaned, said F-Secure chief research officer Mikko Hypponen, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday. The virus, which appears to have begun in October or November, has reached an estimated 9.5 million computers, the BBC...

2009-01-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Zscaler, the industry-first, multi-tenant SaaS security service, announced today that it has deployed proactive protections to combat the rapidly spreading Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. A recent variant of the Conficker worm has spread rapidly over the past week, infecting millions of computers worldwide. Despite patches having been available from Microsoft since October 2008 for the primary attack vector, Conficker propagates in...

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2009-01-20 11:25:00

Hackers may still have plans for the millions of computers infected by the Conficker virus, security experts said. Low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs without current security updates are still within the worms reach. The malicious program - also called Downadup or Kido - was first discovered in October 2008 and experts believe its spread appears to be leveling off. However, there are fears someone could easily take control of any and all of the 9.5 million PCs that have come under...

2009-01-16 15:20:00

Security Patch and Passwords Defend Against the Downadup Worm More than 10 Million Computers Infected This Week WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A complex computer worm has infected corporate networks and has affected more than 10 million computers this week, experts say. Infecting computers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the Downadup worm - which focuses on Microsoft Windows - scans company networks trying to guess passwords in order to access corporate networks, experts...

2009-01-12 11:32:00

- Conficker is a family of worms that exploits vulnerability on Microsoft Windows in order to spread - It is designed to download other variants of malware on the infected machine and allows attackers to execute remote code on an infected machine - It spreads via USB Devices - Panda Security users are protected against attacks from this malware GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today issued an orange alert...


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