May 252010

One of the members in the group sent me this article that was posted in the Atlantic Monthly about the Conficker Virus. Conficker is a nasty little thing, and the article is a must read for CIOs! It is also a good training article for one’s staff to know and understand the nature of current day security threats. What is the

definition of the three types of identified Malware: Trojan, Virus, and Worms? “The Enemy Within” in Atlantic Monthly.

Here are a few quotes from the article:

“But few botnets approach the size and menace of the one created by Conficker, which has stealthily linked between 6 million and 7 million computers…..”

 “Once created, botnets are valuable tools for criminal enterprise. Among other things, they can be used to efficiently distribute malware, to steal private information from otherwise secure Web sites or computers, to assist in fraudulent schemes, or to launch denial-of-service attacks

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