We’re Back In The Worm Zone
The Conficker worm continues to make headlines, not only because it has been so elusive over the past 5 or so months, but because it is configured to do something special on April 1, 2009. For a disturbingly large number of individuals and organizations, it could prove to be a not-so-happy day.
You can read up on the anticipated April 1 activity of Conficker at the following URLs. The post from The IT Security Attaché breaks it down for those not necessarily versed in the jargon of information security.:
And now, some good news. It appears that in the past couple of days, a simple and effective approach to identifying the worm has been found that does not require individual scans of each of the hosts.
Now, we just have a puny TWO (2) days to get everyone checking their networks and making sure that they identify and isolate any infected hosts. Hopefully, this means that the worst of the planned April Fool’s joke will be on the malware authors, and not on Corporate America.
Will you be ready??
Defense in depth – it’s not just a slogan, it’s a way of life.