The resilient Conficker worm has spent the last few months wreaking havoc on millions of infected PCs around the world, and it now looks like the worm is set to potentially cause some trouble for Southwest Airlines as well. Computerworld is reporting that the infected machines will attempt to contact a site owned by the airline on March 13 in attempt to download new instructions.
The URL is not the company’s main site, but it redirects users to Southwest.com, the story says. This kind of behavior by the worm is not really an attack, as the infected hosts are simply trying to find a file containing new instructions. But it could have the same results as a denial-of-service attack.