Wednesday, January 28, 2009

15 million PCs infected with Virus

A virulent computer virus has infected as many as 15 million computers around the world so far, according to various estimates.

The virus -- a self-replicating computer worm known as Downadup, Conficker or Kido -- spreads across computer networks
using Microsoft Windows software which have not been patched or updated properly. Microsoft issued a patch that fixes the vulnerability the virus exploits last October.

The Independent on Sunday newspaper said in London at the weekend that more than 3,000 British organizations, including hospitals and the Ministry of Defense, have been hit by the virus.
read complete story here...

No comments: