New Conficker variant

If you regularly follow computer security related blogs you may have read that recently there was some discussion about a potentially new variant of the Conficker worm. SRI researchers, in their detailed and interesting analysis decided to call the new variant Conficker B++.

Admittedly, SophosLabs has been slow to discuss this new variant.

The reason? Well, it’s very similar to variant B of Conficker, with a few changes, including the modified self-updating functionality. And the good news is that Sophos products detect this latest variant proactively, without requiring new updates, as Mal/Conficker-A.

SophosLabs researchers are currently analysing the new variant and will update the description of Mal/Conficker-A with the additional details soon.