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Recent rise in spam and malware attributed to new gang war online.
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Viruses written to act on a specific date or time can can spread panic, but few, so far, have lived up to expectations.
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Bots responsible for denial-of-service attacks on U.S. and Korean sites have instructions to wipe data, but so far there have been no reports of that happening.
Just because Conficker has been quiet doesn't mean it won't act in the future, turning unsuspecting PCs into spam-sending drones or stealthily stealing passwords, experts say.
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