Case Conficker Worm F-secure

 

Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windowsoperating system that was first detected in November 2008.[1] It uses flaws in Windows software and dictionary attacks on administrator passwords to propagate while forming a botnet. Conficker has since spread rapidly into what is now believed to be the largest computer worm infection since the 2003 SQL Slammer,[2] with more than seven million government, business and home computers in over 200 countries now under its control. The worm has been unusually difficult to counter because of its combined use of many advanced malware techniques.

Case Conficker / Downadup
Mikko Hypponen & Patrik Runald
F-Secure Corporation

Species Conference
February 2, 2009
Amsterdam

 

 

Part 2

 

 

 

Brain: Searching for the first PC virus

Below is video made by F-secure (Mikko Hypponen)

A 10-minute video reportage about Mikko Hypponen’s trip to Lahore, Pakistan, to find the authors of the first PC virus “Brain”. This is the first time Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi have given a video interview about the virus, which spread around the world via floppy disks in 1986.

Enjoy your watch…