Tag Archive | "conficker"


20 April 2010 | 5,479 views

China Reports Millions Of Conficker Infections

Conficker has been giving us all headaches for quite some time now, the latest news it that China hosts up to 28% of the World Conficker infections at its peak. 7 million separate hosts infected with Conficker at the end of 2009, that’s more than the population of some countries! It’s a pretty nasty piece [...]

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10 April 2009 | 9,430 views

Conficker Finally Awakes & Dumps Payload

So it seems something big was brewing with Conficker, they just didn’t want to do what everyone expected and unleash it on April 1st when all eyes were on them. Smart move really, they kept quiet and waited a week or so after before dropping some fairly serious and complex payloads (encrypted rootkits). It seems [...]

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06 April 2009 | 9,552 views

How to Scan for Conficker Worm

A bit of an update to the conficker worm that is supposedly scheduled for new updates and instructions today wednesday 1st. April 2009 and that nobody except for the bad guys knows what those instructions would be. Fyodor has rolled out a new nmap beta release to the nmap scripting engine that enables it to [...]

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02 April 2009 | 7,848 views

Conficker Day – April 1st – Uneventful

So the big Conficker scare of April 1st has passed without any real events, no major sites taken down, no major online terror campaigns spawned. Just a new more sophisticated, harder to stop version of Conficker updating from a longer list of domains. It seems like this malware might be here to stay and infecting [...]

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18 March 2009 | 5,487 views

New Conficker Variant More Aggressive

Conficker has gotten quite a lot of news recently with it growing so fast and Microsoft offering a bounty for the authors. It seems like the Conficker authors are really serious about retaining control of their botnet and expanding it further without hindrance from the companies trying to stop them. It’s quite likely they are [...]

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13 February 2009 | 5,185 views

Microsoft Offers $250K Bounty for Conficker Author

We did mention Conficker when it broke out back in January causing one of the largest scale infections ever seen (an estimated 9 million machines in just a few months). The latest news is that Microsoft are offering a bounty to catch the author of the malware, we have seen this back in 2003/4 (The [...]

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19 January 2009 | 10,002 views

Conficker (AKA Downadup or Kido) Infections Skyrocket To An Estimate 9 Million

There hasn’t been a viral outbreak of this scale for quite some time, Conficker or Downadup as it’s known was only fairly recently discovered (Oct 2008) and has already infected an estimated 9 million machines! It’s spreading fast though and it auto-updates itself via downloads from random domains making it almost impossible to stop as [...]

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