Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Conficker Worm Variant Spotted
We had all been warned: April 1 was the day that the infamous DOWNAD/Conficker worm was supposed to activate and do its dastardly deeds, whatever they might be. The day came and went without a whimper of Conficker-initiated destruction, although that didn't stop countless media outlets from reporting on it (HotHardware included). Conficker did generate 50,000 domain names and began contacting the domains--as predicted--but no damage was done to infected systems, at least as far as researchers could tell. Other than that, Conficker stayed relatively quiet... That is, until this last Tuesday night...