Windows worm numbers ‘skyrocket’ to 9m computers worldwide

Infections of a worm that spreads through low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs without the latest security updates is “skyrocketing”.The malicious program, known as Conficker, Downadup, or Kido was first discovered in October 2008.Anti-virus firm F-Secure estimates there are now 8.9m machines infected.Experts warn this figure could be far higher and say users should have up-to-date anti-virus software and install Microsoft’s MS08-067 patch.
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