Conficker Worm Threat Lingers

27 tech giants have banded together to fight it
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 11:58 AM CDT

April Fools’ Day passed without major incident, but the Conficker computer worm is still contacting 500 websites daily from millions of infected computers, reports PC World. A conglomerate of 27 tech heavyweights—including Microsoft, Facebook, and AOL—have managed to limit the peer-to-peer worm’s communicability. But Conficker is still amenable to instructions from its authors, possibly laying low until the publicity wanes. (Read more Conficker stories.)

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