Tag Archive | "downadup"


10 April 2009 | 9,433 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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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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19 January 2009 | 10,003 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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