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Conficker worm not a joke, Stalk Daily worm hits Twitter

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The worm known as Conficker is believed to have infected nine to fifteen million computers worldwide, including about 800 computers at the University of Utah.

Security experts say the virus is not necessarily after home computers. They believe it is more interested in stealing information from corporate networks, like the one at Utah. The worm is far from being squished so it is important to protect your computer with the latest anti-virus software.

Microsoft offers a full service scan at www.safety.live.com.

A group of computer experts are working together to try and stop this worm from spreading.

You can check to see if your computer has been infected on their website, www.confickerworkinggroup.org.

The popular micro-blogging website Twitter was the target of another computer worm this weekend. The culprit of this one has already been found; a man named Mikey Mooney, the creator of a website called www.stalkdaily.com.

Mikey admitted creating the worms because “he was bored.” The Mikey worm and the Stalk Daily worm took turns attacking Twitter accounts. The worms spread by users clicking on a link advertising the Stalk Daily website.

Twitter’s security team said the attack infected 10,000 Twitter messages, but said no passwords or other sensitive information were compromised.

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The worm known as Conficker is believed to have infected nine to fifteen million computers worldwide, while another worm attack Twitter.

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