Downadup (Conficker) outbreak

Worm Conficker, known since October 2008, broke out last week. He is created to build a new botnet. F-secure tells, how it calculates the number of infected machines (about 9 million at the moment). He spreads via USB-ports (network, infected notebooks or sticks).

Install Microsoft's recent Windowsupdate of this week, if u have autoupdate disabled, see MS09-001. Scan- and removal-tool is published here. Do not install, just unzip and start it.

Now it seems, that botnet-owners "wants to cash in with the inauguration of Barack Obama next week" using spammails which offer a link to fake-Obama-Homepage. [source]

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