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Source: The Associated Press – Salt Lake City University of Utah officials say a computer virus has infected more than 700 campus computers, including those at the school’s three hospitals. University health sciences spokesman Chris Nelson said the outbreak of the Conficker worm, which can slow computers and steal personal information, was first detected Thursday. By Friday, the virus had infiltrated computers at the hospitals, medical school, and colleges of nursing, pharmacy and health. Nelson says patient data and medical records have not been compromised. “That’s secured in a much deeper way because of the implications,” he said. Nelson said…

Source: ThreatPost/ZDNet How to fight network worm Conficker Symptoms of network infection. 1. Network traffic volume increases if there are infected PCs in the network, because network attack starts from these PCs. 2. Anti-Virus product with enabled Intrusion Detection System informs of the attack Intrusion.Win.NETAPI.buffer-overflow.exploit Short description of the Net-Worm.Win32.Kido family. 1. It creates files autorun.inf and RECYCLED\{SID<….>}\RANDOM_NAME.vmx on removable drives (sometimes on public network shares) 2. It stores itself in the system as a DLL-file with a random name, for example, c:\windows\system32\zorizr.dll 3. It registers itself in system services with a random name, for example, knqdgsm. 4. It tries…

Source: Ryan Naraine @ ZDnet The Conficker botnet has stirred to life, using its peer-to-peer communication system to update itself and download scareware (fake anti-virus programs) to millions of infected Windows machines. The Conficker update comes a week after a heavily-hyped April 1st activation date and provides the first sign of the motivation behind this malware threat — financially motivated cybercrime. Alex Gostev at Kaspersky Lab, has analyzed the latest samples and found the scareware/fraudware association, which means that millions of Conficker-infected machines will start getting pop-ups pushing a fake $49.95 security scanner. Gostev writes: One of the files is…

Security researchers say a worm that has infected millions of computers worldwide has been reprogrammed to strengthen its defenses while also trying to attack more machines. Source: Jeremy Kirk @ CIO Security researchers say a worm that has infected millions of computers worldwide has been reprogrammed to strengthen its defenses while also trying to attack more machines. Conficker, which takes advantage of a vulnerability in Microsoft’s software, has infected at least 3 million PCs and possibly as many as 12 million, making it into a huge botnet and one of the most severe computer security problems in recent years. Botnets…

NOTE: Yes, this was a April Fool’s joke. – Ryan Source: Confidential Reports have been pouring in from all over about a new worm released today with devastating effects. Some say that the actions taken by the worm can lead to worse damages than what has and continues to be caused by the already notorious “Conficker Worm”. This new worm known as 32/Lirba.Sotnot I (aka “Lirba Sotnot”) causes devastating attacks that include: Collecting & sharing information on your computer to unknown locations. Causing infected systems to inflict DDoS attacks on itself as well as any IP’s attached to windows contacts…

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Source: Robert Lemos @ Security Focus The Conficker worm, which checks 250 different domains each day for an update, could become a lot harder to stop, if those responsible for the malicious program can get their latest code to infected computers. The software module, discovered on Friday and initially dubbed Downadup.C and Conficker.C, causes Conficker-infected computers to search — not 250 — but 50,000 different domains each day for updates. Last month, Microsoft teamed up with security firms and domain registrars to block the 250 new domains that the worms each day. The group, called the Conficker Cabal, will be…

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Source: Ryan Sanders / Poc Network Hey Everyone! Your friend Ryan Sanders here with a tech review! We are lucky to have our hands on the DEV release (2.0.166.1) of Google Chrome, and the opportunity to really attempt to tear it apart! Google has really listened to everyone giving this neat application a stress test (in my opinion at least). When this version releases to the general public, everyone will notice some positive changes, including a form autofill + manager that will finally remember some of the information you type into forms online (just like most browsers), so that you…

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