Homeland Security Keeps Tabs On Conficker Worm
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 11:33
The agency's US-CERT team created worm-scanning software for federal and state government agencies, commercial vendors, and critical infrastructure owners.

By Thomas Claburn
InformationWeek
March 30, 2009 07:45 PM

As computer security firms play down the risk posed by the Conficker/Downadup worm, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday released a DHS-developed detection tool to help organizations scan for computers infected by the worm.

The DHS US-CERT team created worm-scanning software for federal and state government agencies, commercial vendors, and critical infrastructure owners. It's being made available through the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams Portal and to private-sector partners through various Information Sharing and Analysis Centers. [Comments...]
 

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