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Head up guys, Conficker/Downadup is getting an upgrade

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Head up guys, Conficker/Downadup is getting an upgrade Reply with quote

I thought about tacking this on to the USB virus thread, but decided it warranted a thread of its own to get the word out. Guess the bad guyz are rather serious about this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/07/conficker_upgrade/

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Not only does it try to disable anti-malware titles, it also goes after programs such as Wireshark and regmon.


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Edit: found a few more news bytes:

https://forums2.symantec.com/t5/Malicious-Code/W32-Downadup-C-Digs-in-Deeper/ba-p/393245#A249

http://www.pcworld.com/article/160854/conficker_worm_strikes_back_with_new_variant.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like they are trying to do this so that the Zlob/Storm Worm might have a second chance to infect more users, not just to hack and spam, but destory all data on person's hard drive once the botnet is taken down, I figure that might add some issue to this mess.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more reading on this:

http://mtc.sri.com/Conficker/addendumC/

It's an eye opener. Wow.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a mess. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest conficker update in the news 9th April:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7991422.stm

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the update also included an instruction to the worm to remove itself on 3 May, 2009. However, the Waledac imposed backdoor on the machine will remain open, so its creators can still control compromised PCs.

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