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Posts Tagged ‘downadup’

Malware threat on increase according to Microsoft report

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The threat from worms and Trojans is on the increase, according to a bi-annual report from software giant Microsoft. (more…)

Conficker virus saves drivers from bus lane fines

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The Conficker worm proved to be a positive for some people in the north of England as Manchester City Council revealed that more than 1,600 tickets for traffic offences in the city had to be cancelled after council PC’s became infected. (more…)

Conficker runs up $9.1bn bill

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The total bill for the Conficker worm outbreak could reach as much as $9.1bn according to one cyber security analysis group. (more…)

University hit as Conficker threat grows

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The University of Utah has become the latest victim of the Conficker virus, just days after the virus showed signs of stirring back into life. (more…)

Conficker crisis or April Fool’s prank?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Computer experts believe that we are less from one day away from seeing the full effects of the Conficker worm. (more…)

Just what is an internet worm?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The Conficker or Downadup worm has been taking the headlines in the past few months, with a $250,000 bounty currently on the head of the man responsible for unleashing a bug that eventually hit an estimated 15 million PCs, making it one of the most widespread infections since the SQL Slammer in 2003. (more…)

Microsoft put up $250,000 reward for Conficker author

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Microsoft has offered a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of the Conficker worm creator. (more…)

Conficker worm claims 15m victims

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The Conficker worm has now claimed its 15 millionth victim worldwide, including a number of leading public organisations in the UK. (more…)

Conficker Autoplay hack targets Vista and Windows 7

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Users of Windows Vista and the Beta version of the new Windows 7 are being warned that the rampant Conficker virus has exposed a flaw in the operating system’s “Autoplay” feature. (more…)

Conficker worm infects 9 million and counting

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Around nine million PC’s around the world could be infected with the Conficker worm virus and there are warnings that the number could grow even further in the coming days. (more…)