As it turns out, the recently discovered Morto worm that has been spreading in the wild has more than one never-before-seen characteristic.
Australian supermarket chain ALDI might seem like the last place where one can pick up a Conficker infection, but according to an emergency security alert by the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team, the worm has been discovered on a Fission External 4-in-1 Hard Drive/DVD/USB/Card Reader product the stores offer for sale.
When the news that the Spanish police arrested the three individuals suspected of running the Mariposa botnet was made public back in March 2010, it was generally thought that it might be the end of the line for one of the largest botnets ever reported on record.
Koobface - the computer worm that targets users of the social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others - has stopped using Facebook to spread.
According to data gathered by Panda Security, only 39 percent of computers scanned in February were infected with malware, compared to 50 percent last month.\r\n\r\nTrojans were found to be the most prolific malware threat, responsible for 61 percent of all cases, followed by traditional viruses and worms which caused 11.59 percent and 9 percent of cases worldwide, respectively. These figures have hardly changed with respect to the January data.\r\n\r\n\r\nThere have hardly been any changes either in the most prevalent malware specimens detected this February.\r\n\r\nThe CI.A, Downloader.MDW or Lineage.KDB Trojans continued to spread and infect systems in approximately the same numbers as last month.\r\n\r\n\r\nChina, Ukraine, Thailand or Taiwan held the top four highest rates of infection (over 50 percent of cases). Other countries such as Italy, the U.S.
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