Malicious Worm is “skyrocketing”

January 20, 2009 at 2:26 am Leave a comment

Another Malicious program, known as Conficker, Downadup, or Kido which manifested last October, works though attacking low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs unless the latest protection updates are used, infections are “skyrocketing”.

According to Anti-virus firm F-Secure it has infected 8.9m machines and the problem is escalating. Experts advised the best security is Microsoft’s MS08-067 patch. The worm creates a HTTP server & changes the System Restore point.

“Right now, we’re seeing hundreds of thousands of unique IP addresses connecting to the domains we’ve registered,” F-Secure’s Toni Kovunen said in a statement. They have not as yet been able to identify who produced the file.

More story: Malicious Worm is “skyrocketing”.

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