Video tutorial: What is Conficker?

Learn more about the history of this unusually successful malware

Today’s advanced malware threats are capable of changing behavior to block attempts to discover and remove them from systems. One of the most successful examples of malware deploying these techniques in recent years was Conficker.

Conficker was an unusually successful piece of malware that first surfaced in November 2008. It exploited a vulnerability in Windows server operating systems and went on to infect millions of systems in more than 200 countries around the world.

Between November 2008 and April 2009, five variations of Conficker were discovered. While each variant included updates to infection vectors, updating methods, or self-defense, only the final version was designed to do more than merely accumulate infections.

Watch the video below to learn more about Conficker.

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