Yesterday, two systems supervising the activity of Conficker 24/24 are set up by Bkis. The first system is Honeypot to trap Conficker “call home” globally. And the second is Bkis Radar System to find the source of the distribution by scanning 50 thousand domain names that Conficker might use on April 1st.

According to Bkis’ analyses, Conficker Worm’s code is closely related to that of Nimda worm which spread world-widely in September 2001. By that time, Nimda was determined to originate from China by our experts. Therefore, it is almost certain that Conficker has Chinese origin.

I have just received a message from a friend on Yahoo! Messenger saying

Fiala, originating from China, first appeared in 2008. Over the time, Fiala has ceaselessly changed and improved itself, resulting in the appearance of series of new variants. Fiala has long been capable of propagating via USB or LANs by using ARP poisoning technique to insert Iframe or Script containing dozens of exploit codes for vulnerabilities of different softwares into HTTP responses. Through this infection method, Fiala can spread quickly within a LAN, and sometimes can cause system breakdown.

Today, December 24, 2008, Vietnamese timezone, Bkis’s virus supervisor system detected a new worm – XmasStorm, which originated from China and took advantage of Christmas time to deceive users. It is classified into Storm Worm category concerning it spreading speed and the amount of spam emails that it generates as impetuously as a storm.

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