[article] computer worm: conficker

2010: Computer worm Conficker infects anywhere from 9 to 15 million Microsoft server systems running everything from Windows 2000 to the Windows 7 Beta. The French Navy, UK Ministry of Defence (including Royal Navy warships and submarines), Sheffield Hospital network, German Bundeswehr and Norwegian Police were all affected. Microsoft sets a bounty of $250,000 USD for information leading to the capture of the worm's author(s). Five main variants of the Conficker worm are known and have been dubbed Conficker A, B, C, D and E. They were discovered 21 November 2008, 29 December 2008, 20 February 2009, 4 March 2009 and 7 April 2009, respectively.
from wikipedia: timeline of computer viruses and worms

a few words, there is a computer virus that may be in your pc, you don't even know it and waits for a command from his master

read it at the atlantic - the enemy within

check if you're not infected with conficker here (not the best way to check, but there's a way)

wikipedia: conficker

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