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Submission + - Microsoft warns of copycat Conficker worm (itpro.co.uk)

nk497 writes: "Microsoft is warning that malware writers have adapted a four-year-old virus to use features of Conficker to take advantage of Windows flaws. Other similarities between the adapted Neeris worm and Conficker are that it downloads a copy of the worm from the attacking machine using HTTP, spreads via autorun, and uses a driver to patch the TCP/IP layer of the system. It even saw a traffic jump around the first of April, when the Conficker hype peaked. But the Microsoft researchers suggested Conficker may have copied Neeris, or that they're copying each other: "It is possible that these miscreants somehow collaborate or at least are aware of each other's 'products'.""
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Microsoft warns of copycat Conficker worm

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