- Conficker is a family of worms that exploits vulnerability on Microsoft Windows in order to spread
- It is designed to download other variants of malware on the infected machine and allows attackers to execute remote code on an infected machine
- It spreads via USB Devices
- Panda Security users are protected against attacks from this malware
GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today issued an orange alert warning against the malicious Conficker worm, a new family of computer worm that has already infected thousands of computers worldwide. PandaLabs has located three variants of this malicious code (Conficker A, B and C). The first known infections of this worm were seen at the end of November 2008, although it was after the holiday season when a dramatic increase in its activity was observed.
PandaLabs Issues Orange Alert Warning for Malicious Conficker Worm; Diverse Variants Are Infecting Thousands of Computers - Yahoo! Finance