Kido


Criminals surfing the Conficker hype

By Georg Wicherski

As already reported by F-Secure, criminals are using the Conficker hype to push rogue anti-virus software to computer users.
Their solution will sometimes display false alerts on clean systems and try to lure their victims into buying a fake cleaning program for $39.95 from them. Opposed to what they were claiming on remove-conficker.org (website already taken down), their solution fails to detect Kido.  Read more and see video demo [viruslist.com] of this latest threat.

The Ryan & Roel Show Episode 8

The Kido Worm Attack – Fri, Jan. 23 2009
[audio http://www.threatpost.com/sites/default/files/RyanRoel_episode8.mp3]
Ryan and Roel discuss the propagation techniques behind the Kido/Conficker worm attack and make important recommendations around protection and mitigation.

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