Worm Attack: 9 Million PCs Hit
The smart folks doing research at Finnish security company F-Secure estimated another 6.5 million Windows PCs have been infected by Downadup / Conflicker worm... in the past four days.
That adds to the 2 million plus that were already infected.
If you haven't yet heard the story on this worm, known as Downadup or Conficker, it exploits a bug in the Windows Server service. Affected operating systems include:
- Windows 2000 (all versions)
- Windows XP (all versions)
- Windows Vista (all versions)
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
Worst thing of all about their estimates: even they say they're conservative. Usually in cases like this they really are.
If your computer has been infected with Donwadup/Conflicker, here's where to get Microsoft Downadup/Conficker patch.
They've also issued an update to their Malicious Software Removal Tool.
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