"Conficker still an active threat," F-Secure

At Black Hat security in Las Vegas, Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure, told attendees why Conficker represents an unprecedented threat. Hypponen also revealed some details on the current number of active Conficker nodes and where the hotspots are. The final analysis’s that Conficker’s still something that IT users and administrators need to be concerned about, while the true motives […]

At Black Hat security in Las Vegas, Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure, told attendees why Conficker represents an unprecedented threat. Hypponen also revealed some details on the current number of active Conficker nodes and where the hotspots are. The final analysis’s that Conficker’s still something that IT users and administrators need to be concerned about, while the true motives and culprits behind the botnet remain at large. Hypponen showed the audience some data to prove his point. As off July 24th, his data (from the Conficker Working Group) showed that there were over 5.5 million active unique IPs that had Conficker, with most of the infections in Brazil, China and Vietnam.

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