The windows worm commonly known as Conficker is creating havoc by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE).
When the vulnerability is successfully exploited, it may allow remote code execution when file sharing is enabled. Depending on the specific variant, it may also spread via removable drives and by exploiting weak passwords. It can also disable several important system services and security products and downloads malicious files.
In order to help bring the person(s) responsible for Conficker to justice Microsoft has announced a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for creating the Conficker Internet worm.
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