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Report: Conficker worm beaten but not gone

In a report on its battle against the persistent piece of malware, the Conficker Working Group says it was able to take down Conficker, but the worm itself still resides on millions of computers.

By January 25, 2011

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Password stealers and Conficker top June malware

Among most prevalent June threats were a password-stealing Trojan, infected Windows media files, and a re-emerging Conficker, says Sunbelt Software.

By July 6, 2010

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Conficker fizzled a year ago, but headache remains

Versions of the worm that went bust a year ago are still spreading and hiding on 6.5 million infected computers, security experts say.

By March 31, 2010

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Experts: Gumblar attack is alive, worse than Conficker

Gumblar Web attack adds new domains, steals data, and continues to propagate after infections are cleaned up, making it worse than Conficker, ScanSafe says.

By May 28, 2009

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McAfee: New botnets dwarf Conficker threat

Looking beyond the Conficker worm, a new security report notes a 50 percent increase in the number of zombie PCs over 2008, plus cyberthreats such as Vundo.

By May 5, 2009

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Conficker infected critical hospital equipment, expert says

Hundreds of PCs and medical devices at hospitals in the U.S. were found to be infected with the Conficker worm recently, a security expert says.

By April 23, 2009

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Windows users brace for Conficker's wiggle

roundup The Conficker worm is keeping security experts on their toes, trying to scope out exactly how and when it might strike.

By April 12, 2009

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Report: Conficker worm bites University of Utah

More than 700 computers at the University of Utah, including those at its three hospitals, have been infected with the worm.

By April 12, 2009

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Conficker also installs fake antivirus software

In addition to dropping a mystery payload on infected machines, the Conficker worm installs software that tries to dupe people into paying nearly $50 for fake antivirus software.

By April 10, 2009

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Researchers say Conficker is all about the money

Conficker's ties to a large spamming and password-stealing botnet give credence to the speculation that money, and possibly malicious Eastern European hackers, are behind the latest Internet worm infection.

By April 9, 2009