Say Hello to Conficker's Cousin, Neeris
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Apparently Conficker isn't the only worm out there trying to exploit a flaw Microsoft patched in October. A worm called Neeris is out taking advantage of the same Conficker flaw, and perhaps more interestingly its creators have learned a few things from Conficker too.
"Neeris is a worm that has been active for a few years," Microsoft security researchers Ziv Mador and Aaron Putnam blogged. "Some of its variants used to exploit MS06-040 which addressed a vulnerability in the same Server service as MS08-067. However it looks like the authors of Neeris have been taking notes from Conficker. A new variant of the Neeris worm has been launched this week."