Last month Microsoft released a critical patch out of schedule to prevent massive exploitation however it seems as many systems are still unpatched.
A worm exploiting this critical bug is being used by the Conficker.a or Downad.a worm, reports ComputerWorld.
“We think 500,000 is a ball park figure,” said Macalintal when asked the size of the new botnet. “That’s not as large as some, such as [the] Kraken [botnet], or Storm earlier, but it’s still starting to grow.”
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