Criminals surfing the Conficker hype

2009-03-31T16:36:51
ID THREATPOST:D50CD1CA261CF40CDAE710A2E30021C3
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:32

Description

By Georg Wicherski

As already reported by F-Secure, criminals are using the Conficker hype to push rogue anti-virus software to computer users.

Their solution will sometimes display false alerts on clean systems and try to lure their victims into buying a fake cleaning program for $39.95 from them. Opposed to what they were claiming on remove-conficker.org (website already taken down), their solution fails to detect Kido. Read more and see video demo [viruslist.com] of this latest threat.