Conficker virus and the ‘scareware’ link

Ryan Naraine on KGO AM 810 Newstalk Radio – April 10, 2009

Ed and Jen from San Francisco’s KGO talk radio talk again with Threatpost editor Ryan Naraine. It looks like Conficker is stirring to life (after doing absolutely nothing on April 1) and Ryan says it’s linked to “scareware programs” that pop up warning windows telling users that their computer is infected and that they need to drop some cash on a (fraudulent) anti-virus program to wipe it out.

Ryan Naraine on KGO AM 810 Newstalk Radio – April 10, 2009

Ed and Jen from San Francisco’s KGO talk radio talk again with Threatpost editor Ryan Naraine. It looks like Conficker is stirring to life (after doing absolutely nothing on April 1) and Ryan says it’s linked to “scareware programs” that pop up warning windows telling users that their computer is infected and that they need to drop some cash on a (fraudulent) anti-virus program to wipe it out.

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*Audio courtesy of KGO AM 810

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