Vicious botnet infects a million PCs, steals financial data

A ferocious piece of malware that's infected up to a million PCs is stealing a "tremendous" amount of financial information from consumers and businesses that log on to their bank, stock broker, credit

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Critical IE bug could trigger Conficker scale attack

The critical bug that Microsoft confirmed Monday but has yet to patch is a prime candidate for another Conficker-scale attack, a security researcher said."It's better than [the vulnerability used by] Conficker," Roger Thompson,

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Lazy IT housekeeping to blame for Conficker’s success, says Sophos CEO

From cyber-espionage networks, to Conficker, to the threat posed by social media sites and mobile phones -- if businesses could just keep their machines patched, hackers wouldn't be so successful, says Sophos CEO

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Conficker menace continues – Worm infecting 50,000 PCs a day

The Conficker worm is still infecting systems at a brisk rate and continues to snag computers in Fortune 1000 companies, according to security researchers.The worm is infecting about 50,000 new PCs each day,

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Robert McMillan and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Relentlessly stalk and shatter hacker groups, expert urges

Criminal cybergangs must be harried, hounded and hunted until they're driven out of business, a noted botnet researcher said today as he prepared to pitch a new anti-malware strategy later this week at

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Cybercrime more organized than ever, new report shows

It's no wonder the Conficker worm dominated computer security concerns in 2009 so far – the community was too busy battling against the deluge of end-user targeted attacks in 2008 to worry about

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

No major Conficker incident but the threat still lurks

An expected activation of the Conficker.c worm at midnight today passed without incident, despite sensationalized fears that the Internet itself might be affected, but security researchers said users aren't out of the woods

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Summer Lemon

Conficker’s much dreaded mystery move no April Fool’s joke

Security researchers are in the dark about what will happen on April 1, when the newest variant of Conficker, 2009's biggest worm by a mile, begins trying to contact its controllers. "It's impossible

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Gregg Keizer