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Conficker actually does something

Wakes up, updates, drops payload
Thu Apr 09 2009, 13:04

THE OVER-RATED Conflicker worm, which was supposed to mean the end of the world on April 1, has actually done something.

Apparently it has updated itself and dumped a mystery payload on infected computers, according to Trend Micro. The data package seems to be a keystroke logger and so the worm is probably after secret data.

Windows users who have not updated their computer with the latest updates are likely to be  targets. µ




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