Conficker copycat: Old worm using new tactics

Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:33


From Computerworld (Gregg Keizer)

An old, but little-known worm has copied some of the infection strategies of Conficker [], the worm that raised a ruckus last week, Microsoft security researchers said late Friday.

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