View Full Version : conficker virus is cool

29-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Malware could be triggered to steal data or turn control of infected computers over to hackers amassing "zombie" machines into "botnet" armies.

A troubling aspect of Conficker is that it harnesses computing power of a botnet to crack passwords.

how cool is that?!

29-03-2009, 03:59 PM
Soon the machines will take over... then the real war begins.



29-03-2009, 04:02 PM
doesn't seem to install on the mac :/

29-03-2009, 10:50 PM
doesn't seem to install on the mac :/

Nothing interesting installs on the mac.

29-03-2009, 10:58 PM
other worms have been doing this for ages.

have 2 machines in kazakhstan with it at the moment. need to kick the noob's arse a bit more because its still there.... :|

managed to get WSUS and patches rolled out to the other 312 machines in time tho...

30-03-2009, 12:45 AM

What happened to v1.0?

30-03-2009, 06:21 AM
Sexbot V1.0 caught a nasty virus.


31-03-2009, 05:53 PM
After the confiker virus (http://www.scamtypes.com/what-every-vista-user-needs-to-know-about-the-conficker-virus.html) has gained access to a system it will install itself by adding a number of randomly named dynamic link libraries (dlls) into the system directory.
Next, confiker will install a system service in order to execute itself.
Cunningly, it also modifies some system registries in order to hide the service that it created.

The next step is for the virus to propagate itself.
It will do this by attempting to spread through local networks by using brute-force techniques on usernames and passwords.
Additionally, confiker will attempt to copy itself to any external devices it finds, such as external hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, etc.
Removal of confiker can be somewhat tricky as it blocks access to the most well-known security websites, such as Microsoft, McAfee (http://www.scamtypes.com/mcafee-antivirus.html), Norton (http://www.scamtypes.com/norton-antivirus-2008.html), etc., which seriously reduces the effectiveness of anti-virus solutions.

31-03-2009, 06:01 PM
this is the same as how amazon and ebay and all that got taken down like 10 years ago or something.

31-03-2009, 06:31 PM
how cool is that?!
Yeah real cool.

I wonder how cool people would think it was if it fucked up ECU maps on bikes.

Just makes extra work for my team and potentially damages our company.

Yeah real cool. :rolleyes:

31-03-2009, 06:39 PM
Yeah my mates a techy at rio tinto and he says they are taking HUGE precautions with this.