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"The threat is still there. These guys are smart; they are not going to pull any obvious strings when there are so many eyeballs on the problem."
A task force assembled by Microsoft has been working to stamp out the worm, referred to as Conficker or DownAdUp, and the US software colossus has placed a bounty of 250,000 dollars on the heads of those responsible for the threat.
"It is pretty sophisticated and state-of-the-art," Ferguson said. "It definitely looks like the puppet masters are located in Eastern Europe."
Microsoft is warning about a virus that some say will strike on April Fool’s Day. The virus is already on millions of computers and it’s believed it will receive instructions on April 1 that may create Internet havoc.
It’s a worm called Conficker and it’s already crawled into millions of computers, including some here in Kansas.
“The majority of the time, when a person gets it, they either lose Internet connection or they just get tons and tons of pop-ups,” said Justin Parson with Ribbit Computers.