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12 Jan 2009  

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
PandaLabs Issues Orange Alert Warning for Malicious Conficker Worm

- 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
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