Downadup/Conficker botnet estimated at 8.9 million according to f-secure

If it is true or not we can never know…bot one thing is for sure:That it is totally possible!

For those of you who don’t know downadup or conficker(two alternate names coined by different av and security companies for the same botnet) exploits the ms08-067 vulnerability.

Original f-secure announcements:

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001584.html

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001579.html

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001574.html

Others:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Entry.aspx?Name=Worm%3aWin32%2fConficker.A

http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/worm_w32_downadup_al.shtml#details

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2008-112203-2408-99&tabid=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker

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2 Responses to “Downadup/Conficker botnet estimated at 8.9 million according to f-secure”

  1. Charles Norrie says:

    But it exploits vulnerabilities in Windows systems, so if you install a Linux system like Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex you won’t suffer malware problems again!

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