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[*] Post 369895 posted on 29-3-2009 at 18:15 Reply With Quote
Conficker April 1st - next attack date



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If they can be controlled, the infected machines are expected to begin a campaign of "zombie attacks", coming to life to steal passwords, send spam, spread the worm and clog networks.

Technically, this could cause major network outages or even a "cyberweapon of mass destruction" which could then attack government computers.

But researchers who have been tracking Conficker say the date will probably come and go quietly.


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[*] Post 369920 posted on 29-3-2009 at 22:51 Reply With Quote


But those efforts are set to get much harder. On April 1, many Conficker-infected machines will generate a list of 50,000 new domains a day that they could try.

Researchers already know which domains the infected machines will check, but pre-emptively registering them all, or persuading the registrars to neutralise all of them, is a big hurdle.

OK so how do they come to the conclusion its gonna April 1st and how do they know which machines are targeted.confused2
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