Conficker Virus Set To Hit Millions Of Computers On Wednesday. Should You Be Worried?

March 31st, 2009 | Filed under: Computer Safety & Security | No Comments »

Source: CityNews.ca

…In case you haven’t heard about this latest worm making the rounds in the PC world, it’s a program which some believe could have the ability to infect as many as 15 million computers around the planet - or none, depending on who you’re listening to.

The virus is supposedly set to go off on April 1st - the day for fools - but no one seems to know exactly what its purpose might be.

Reports have warned it could allow hackers to get access to personal files, turn your machine into a spam zombie, uncontrollably sending out thousands of ads to others, or be used as part of a ‘denial of service’ attack on a big site. Those occur when thousands or even millions of computers try to reach the same site at the same time, knocking it offline…

Read the rest…