Internet meltdown threat: Conficker worm refuses to turn
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 26/09/2009 01:49
The brightest minds in technology and government are finding it "almost impossible" to defeat the Conficker worm, which has infected more than 5 million computers and, experts say, could be used to knock down the internet in entire countries.
The worm, first detected in November last year, spreads rapidly to computers through a flaw in the Windows operating system.
Conficker worm still baffles experts
Almost a year after it was first detected, the Conficker computer virus is still baffling security experts who say it poses the largest threat of cyber crime.
They admit they are no closer to finding a cure or who is behind it, and Microsoft continues to offer a $300,000 reward for anyone who can help.