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Conficker Hits Utah

Netstat -vat by Sean Michael Kerner (bio)

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From the "Worm that keeps on giving" files:

Apparently, Conficker isn't just media hype. The Associated Press reported on Sunday that the University of Utah was infected with the Conficker worm.

In total, the report claims that some 700 PCs at the university were infected with Conficker.

Among the PCs hit were those inside of the University of Utah's hospitals, though hospital officials claims there were no patient record loses.

So it's not just naive Windows users that can get hit by Conficker. Inside a university environment with many PCs that may or may not all be centrally managed properly, it is a difficult thing to manage patches and anti-virus sometimes. This incident at the University of Utah clearly underscores that point...

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