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Conficker spreads as Waledec delivers mal-entine

The Conficker/Downadup worm continues spreading via a Windows hole and USB devices, while a Waledec worm tricks victims with Valentine e-mail.

By January 29, 2009


Waledac worm targeting July 4 spam offensive

Researcher warns people to be cautious about clicking on links related to Independence Day videos in e-mails over the holiday.

By July 2, 2009


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


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


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


Scammers customize news to deliver you malware

Latest Waledac scam fakes bomb news in e-mail recipients' hometown and then links to malicious Web site that looks like a Reuters article.

By March 16, 2009


French planes grounded by Windows worm

The French military, despite being warned by Microsoft that the Conficker virus might infect their computer systems, allegedly didn't take sufficient precautions. Result: grounded fighters.

By February 8, 2009