Beware Conficker worm come April 1

In an event that hits the computer world only once every few years, security experts are racing against time to mitigate the impact of a bit of malware which is set to wreak havoc on a hard-coded date. As is often the case, that date is April 1.

Malware creators love to target April Fool's Day with their wares, and the latest worm, called Conficker C, could be one of the most damaging attacks we've seen in years.

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Megaton3547d ago

A little on the dramatic side aren't we?

artsaber3546d ago

All they have to do is knock on the basement door of Symantec and McAfee and they will find the bastard who lives in his mom's basement. No regular productive working person has the time to do this.

Start @ Symantec, how else can they create demand for their product without hiring a few virus hounds? Most of these jerks probably write a virus, and then earn major cash by selling Symantec and McAfee the fix patch so people can download it. Symantec is happy because you bought this year's Antivirus subscription.

Cajun Chicken3546d ago

I believe this conspiracy too and have done for a few years. Thats why I use lesser known virus checkers/firewalls.