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March 2009

Sunday, 29 March 2009April Fools Day virus - protect yourself nowExaminer
Sunday, 29 March 2009Conficker virus may hit on April 1Republica
Sunday, 29 March 2009ﻒﻳﺭﻮﺳ ﺝﺪﻳﺩ ﻢﻧ Conficker ﺲﻴﺿﺮﺑ ﺐﻗﻭﺓ ﻒﻳ ﺃﻮﻟ ﺄﺑﺮﻴﻟArabNet5
Sunday, 29 March 2009만우절 악성코드 주의보DT-KR
Sunday, 29 March 2009Conficker could strike again on April 1Tech Whack
Sunday, 29 March 2009Conficker virus may hit on April 1Republica
Sunday, 29 March 2009ﺮﺒﻋ ﻢﻠﻳﻮﻧ ﺩﻭﻻﺭ ﻢﻧ ﻡﺎﻴﻛﺭﻮﺳﻮﻔﺗ ﻞﻤﻧ ﻱﺪﻠﻳ ﺐﻤﻌﻟﻮﻣﺎﺗ ﻊﻨﻤﺑﺮﻤﺟ ﻒﻳﺭﻮﺳ ﻙﻮﻨﻔﻛﺭSabq
Sunday, 29 March 2009Attention. Conficker, le virus informatique le plus puissant de lhistoire arriveLe Post
Sunday, 29 March 2009Conficker virus may hit on April 1Republica
Sunday, 29 March 2009Alarm im Internet: Der Mafia-Virus "Conficker" geht um!Abendzeitung
Sunday, 29 March 2009Vrus Conficker infecta parlamento inglsAbril
Sunday, 29 March 2009Ο ιός Conficker χτυπά το Βρετανικό ΚοινοβούλιοPC Mag GR
Sunday, 29 March 20091 апреля: День Дурака или День Conficker'a ?Cyber Security RU
Sunday, 29 March 2009New Conficker Threat April
Sunday, 29 March 2009Conficker: Don`t Be Made a Fool April 1Channel Insider
Sunday, 29 March 2009世界最強電腦病毒Conflicker愚人節再變種China Times
Sunday, 29 March 2009Conficker.C slr til 1. aprilIT Pro
Sunday, 29 March 2009Computer early birds can catch this wormKalamazoo Gazette
Sunday, 29 March 2009Kein Scherz: Internetwurm Conficker ndert am 1. April seine Taktik WochenendzusammenfassungPR Inside
Saturday, 28 March 2009Conficker: Loathing the FUD and MisunderstandingInformation Week
Saturday, 28 March 2009Internet Worm 'Time Bomb' Set For April 1SkyNews
Saturday, 28 March 2009'Dangerous' computer worm no cause for alarm: ExpertsOttawa Citizen
Saturday, 28 March 2009Conficker: world's greatest April Fool's joke or 'digital Pearl Harbor'?CBC News
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker Worm Worries ExaggeratedInformation Week
Friday, 27 March 2009April Fool's Conficker Threat is Likely HypePC World
Friday, 27 March 2009How Much Is Conficker Really Impacting Enterprises?eWeek
Friday, 27 March 2009'Dangerous' computer worm no cause for alarm, experts sayOttawa Citizen
Friday, 27 March 2009Fears of a Conficker Meltdown Greatly ExaggeratedPC World
Friday, 27 March 2009Is Conficker overhyped?SC Magazine
Friday, 27 March 2009Houses of Parliament computers infected with Conficker virusTelegraph
Friday, 27 March 2009Cool down on Conficker panic, say expertsVnunet
Friday, 27 March 2009Hackers could attack millions of computers infected by the Conficker virusTelegraph
Friday, 27 March 2009Experts try to beat vicious computer wormGlobe and Mail
Friday, 27 March 2009Leaked memo says Conficker pwns ParliamentThe Register
Friday, 27 March 2009House of Commons network hit by Conficker computer wormGuardian
Friday, 27 March 2009Experts try to beat vicious computer wormGlobe and Mail
Friday, 27 March 2009Will your PC be hijacked on April 1?The Sun
Friday, 27 March 2009Is the recent Conficker hype justified?Tech Herald
Friday, 27 March 2009Ten Million+ Infections Strong, Conficker Worm Prepares for April 1 UpdateDailyTech
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker: Doomsday, or the World's Longest Rickroll?Washington Post
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker virus hits Parliament
Friday, 27 March 2009Experts Warn Of April Fool's Computer Virusnews4jax
Friday, 27 March 2009This April Fool's Day virus may be no joke for your computerAnn Arbor News
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Windows cyber worm to launch April 1WishTV 8
Friday, 27 March 2009Will The Worm Turn?NBC News
Friday, 27 March 2009Computer hacking causes potential problemsKPLC
Friday, 27 March 2009No fooling! Beware the April 1st virusEast Valley Tribune
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker: The Tech Heralds index of news and informationThe Tech Herald
Friday, 27 March 2009Experts concerned about Conficker wormCTV Calgary
Friday, 27 March 2009'Cyber Worm' Could Hit On April Fool's DayKTUL 8
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker April Fool's Attack: Hype From Hell Or Real Hellfire?Information Week
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker Worm on Roids Come April 1Von
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker: Media Spinning April 1 DateTom's Guide
Friday, 27 March 2009$250.000 Worm Targeting Windows 7, Vista and XP to Evolve AgainSoftpedia
Friday, 27 March 2009Experts Warn New "Worm" Set To Infect, Control Millions Of PCs On April 1AHN
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker Worm Prepares For A New Release On April 1Physorg
Friday, 27 March 2009Symantec warns searching for Conficker may end with
Friday, 27 March 2009Cyberscammers taking advantage of Conficker popularityMXLogic
Friday, 27 March 2009Parliament hit by Conficker virusComputing UK
Friday, 27 March 2009Conficker Unlikely To Trigger Doomsday on April 1Top Tech News
Friday, 27 March 2009Parliament IT systems hit by Conficker virusComputerworld UK
Friday, 27 March 2009Computervirus Conficker: Neuer Ausbruch zum 1. AprilSued Deutsche
Friday, 27 March 2009Britisches Parlament wird Opfer des Conficker-WurmsDie Presse
Friday, 27 March 2009Alles nur April, April?Spiegel Online
Friday, 27 March 2009Stadtverwaltung mit "Conficker" infiziertHamburger Abendblatt
Friday, 27 March 2009Am 1. April droht ein bser Computer-VirusBild
Thursday, 26 March 2009Stahl's Reporter's Notebook60 Minutes
Thursday, 26 March 2009How to diagnose and defeat the dangerous Conficker wormUSA Today
Thursday, 26 March 2009What Will Conficker Bring on April 1?PCMag
Thursday, 26 March 2009Conficker-Wurm erhlt am 1. April neue BefehleWelt Online
Thursday, 26 March 2009Final countdown to Conficker 'activation' beginsThe Register
Thursday, 26 March 2009Conficker: Dont Believe the HypeWall Street Journal
Thursday, 26 March 2009Conficker Worm To Strike April 1Channel Web
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Virus to erupt in PCs April 1Calgary Herald
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Conficker Computer Worm Threatens ChaosABC News
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Computer worm stirs fears of April Fool's mayhemNational
Wednesday, 25 March 2009FAQ: Conficker time bomb ticks, but don't expect boomCNET
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Vote: Will Conficker Botnet Trigger 'Unthinkable Disaster'?Wired
Wednesday, 25 March 2009Conficker: The Windows Worm That Won't Go AwayeWeek
Tuesday, 24 March 2009Group launches strategy to block Conficker worm from .ca domainCBC News
Tuesday, 24 March 2009Scan your computer for Conficker virusLiveMint
Tuesday, 24 March 2009No joke in April Fool's Day computer wormCNN
Monday, 23 March 2009Conficker's next move a mystery to researchersComputerworld
Monday, 23 March 2009Will PC worm turn nasty on April Fool's Day?Times Online
Monday, 23 March 2009Conficker: Der Schlfer im PCHeute
Monday, 23 March 2009Malicious software colonising the netThe Canberra Times
Sunday, 22 March 2009Computer worm set to launch on AprilBusiness Mirror
Wednesday, 18 March 2009Wer hat Angst vorm bsen Wurm?Frantfurter Allgemeine
Friday, 13 March 2009Latest Conficker worm gets nastierCNET
Monday, 9 March 2009Conficker-Wurm rstet aufHeise
Saturday, 7 March 2009Symantec Uncovers New Conficker VariantPCMag
Tuesday, 3 March 2009An Analysis of Conficker's Logic and Rendezvous PointsSRI

February 2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009Conficker worm gets an upgradeVnunet
Monday, 23 February 2009New variant of Conficker worm circulatesCNET
Monday, 23 February 2009New Conficker Update Dispenses with Need to Phone HomeDailyTech
Friday, 20 February 2009Internet Expert Warns of Son of ConfickerPC Professionell
Monday, 16 February 2009ICANN-Arbeitsgruppe soll Manahmen gegen Conficker-Wurm findenHeise
Monday, 16 February 2009Hunderte Bundeswehr-Rechner von Conficker befallenHeise
Saturday, 14 February 2009Wurm greift Bundeswehr anHeute
Saturday, 14 February 2009Bundeswehr-Computer mit Virus "Conficker" infiziertTages Schau
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft bietet 250.000 Dollar fr Hinweise auf Conficker-VerbreiterHeise
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft puts bounty on worm -Philippines
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft setzt Kopfgeld fr Ergreifen von Conficker-Autor ausNetwork Computing -Germany
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft looft kwart miljoen dollar uit voor -Netherlands
Thursday, 12 February 2009WANTED : 250 000 dollars pour ConfickerL' - France
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft nabz tvrt milionu dolar za dopaden autora -Czech Republic
Thursday, 12 February 2009Wanted! 250.000 Dollar fr den -Germany
Friday, 13 February 2009Microsoft Offers $250,000 Reward to Catch Worm AuthorsDailyTech
Friday, 13 February 2009Cyber Security Community Joins Forces to Defeat Conficker WormWashington Post
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Offers $250,000 Reward for Conficker Worm Author(s)Washington Post
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Teams with Industry Leaders from AOL to Symantec to Fight Conficker WormeWeek
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft announces $250,000 Conficker worm bountyNetwork World
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft offers reward to catch worm
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Conficker arrestCNET News
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Teams with Industry Leaders from AOL to Symantec to Fight Conficker WormeWeek
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft offers $250,000 for capture of Conficker writerBeta News
Thursday, 12 February 2009Conficker Worm Draws a Counter-AttackPCWorld
Thursday, 12 February 2009Posse Formed, $250,000 Bounty Set for Worm AuthorsCIO Today
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Places $250K Bounty on 'Conficker' AuthorPC Magazine
Thursday, 12 February 2009Coalition forms to battle Microsoft worm attack, $250K reward
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft offers $250,000 reward over Conficker WormThe Inquisitr
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Taps Community to Fight WormThe Whir
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft offers $250k Bounty for Conficker / Downadup AuthorNapera: Blog
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Offers $250,000 Reward for Conficker Worm Arrest and ConvictionImperial Valley News
Thursday, 12 February 2009A United Front to Stop CybercrimeCircleID
Thursday, 12 February 2009Coalition Formed in Response to W32.DownadupBest Security Tips
Thursday, 12 February 2009Conficker Worm Marches On (...and On...and On)
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft slaps $380,000 bounty on Conficker wormSydney Morning Herald
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft Forms Posse To Stop Conficker's SpreadChannel Web / CMP
Thursday, 12 February 2009Microsoft offers reward to catch worm

January 2009

Friday, 23 January 2009The Conficker Virus: Dont PanicWall Street Journal
Friday, 23 January 2009Cleaning Conficker: Keeping Your Network Safe from Windows WormeWeek
Tuesday, 20 January 2009Clock ticking on worm attack codeBBC
Tuesday, 20 January 2009Aktualisieren Sie Ihr Microsoft-Betriebssystem: Der Wurm "Downadup/Conficker" breitet sich derzeit massiv ausBrger-CERT
Tuesday, 20 January 2009Internetwurm "Downadup/Conficker" breitet sich ausBSI
Monday, 19 January 2009New Rampant Windows Worm Seizes 8 Million Business PCs in a WeekDailyTech
Saturday, 17 January 2009Windows worm hits 8.9m PCs in a weekVnunet
Monday, 12 January 2009Conficker in Krnten: Nach der Landesregierung nun die SpitlerHeise

November 2008

Thursday, 27 November 2008Windows-Wurm nimmt an Fahrt aufHeise
Wednesday, 26 November 2008Internet worm exploits Windows vulnerabilityCNET

October 2008

Thursday, 23 October 2008Emergency Windows Update For Wormable Windows Flaw ReleasedPCMag