Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

Oct 26, 2011

In late 2008, the Internet was struck by “a worldwide digital blitzkrieg,” according to Mark Bowden. In his new book, “WORM: the First Digital World War,” he expounds on a destructive piece of malware that has puzzled experts and infected more than 12 million computers worldwide. It was called the Conficker worm, and it infected business networks, Britain’s defense ministry and parliament systems, France and Germany’s military computer networks, the Houston Municipal Court and Southwest Airlines among others.

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