As I was expecting what would be the result of this “highly” rated virus on the internet today I found out this great article explaining the conficker war today. Conficker War Room! Your Front Row Seat For Cyber Armageddon
…and if you don’t know what Conficker is then: Conficker is a computer worm that first appeared in October 2008. The targets of conficker are Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 Beta, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta).
The virus was advertised to have the potential to destroy internet (!?) as it had a couple of combinations of malware techniques. The name of the virus leads to a german root. It is a combination of “configure” with “ficken”, the German word for “fuck.”
By the way… GO GO Symantec!