Conficker

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Conficker, also known as Downadup, is a notorious malware that started wreaking havoc in computer networks worldwide in 2008. This worm exploited the MS08-067 vulnerability in Windows operating systems and spread rapidly, exfiltrating sensitive information such as login credentials and personal data. Among the most significant malware attacks in history, Conficker infected millions of computers globally, demonstrating the catastrophic consequences of online criminal activities similar to other notable instances like the ILOVEYOU virus. Notable botnets from this period include Conficker, Storm, and Zeus, each leaving a significant impact on cybersecurity. Despite its age, Conficker continues to pose a threat, particularly to Operational Technology (OT) networks running outdated software and network topologies. OT environments, often built on designs dating back 20-30 years and modified for ease of access, present an ideal environment for older malware strains like Conficker and WannaCry. Both these malwares are known to exploit Server Message Block (SMB), a network file sharing protocol. In some documented cases, these infections have led to costly destruction and safety issues, although not all Conficker infections in OT environments have resulted in operational damage or product quality degradation. X-Force's reverse engineering of the Conficker worm revealed that it initially infects hosts by exploiting the MS08-067 vulnerability. Once inside a network, the worm can affect human machine interfaces (HMIs), triggering alerts to security staff. The fast-spreading nature of Conficker poses a significant challenge to network engineers; once a network is infected, every connected Windows machine could be impacted within an hour. However, organizations can take measures to defend against such threats, reducing their SMB attack surface among other strategies. Despite its age, vigilance against Conficker remains necessary due to its potential for widespread disruption.
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SecurityIntelligence.com
7 months ago
Where Everything Old is New Again: Operational Technology and Ghost of Malware Past
CERT-EU
a year ago
Almanach wirusów, trojanów, rootkitów. Jak powstały, w jaki sposób infekowały
CERT-EU
a year ago
How the ZeuS Trojan Info Stealer Changed Cybersecurity
CERT-EU
a year ago
What Is Domain Generation Algorithm? Definition and Role in Malware Attacks
CERT-EU
a year ago
History of Computer Hacking and Cybersecurity Threats: From the 50s to Today | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware – National Cyber Security Consulting
InfoSecurity-magazine
9 months ago
DGA Behavior Shifts Raise Cybersecurity Concerns
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023: Reflecting on 20 years of Patch Tuesday
CERT-EU
a year ago
Ataki ransomware nadal są popularne
MITRE
a year ago
Primary Stuxnet Advisory | CISA
CERT-EU
a year ago
X-Force Threat Intelligence Index di Ibm - Cyber Security 360
CERT-EU
a year ago
JBS’s cybersecurity was unusually poor prior to 2021 ransomware attack, internal homeland security records show | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
DARKReading
a year ago
Threat Actor Names Proliferate, Adding Confusion
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Navigating the Digital Frontier: The Evolution of Cyber Vulnerabilities in Credit Unions 
CERT-EU
8 months ago
IBM Report: Ransomware Persisted Despite Improved Detection in 2022 - MC Press Online
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Geographical aspects of cybercrime: A literature review | #cybercrime | #infosec | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Microsoft reflects on 20 years of Windows Patch Tuesday