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Asia, Europe Top the Charts on Conficker Worm Infections

Amidst hype and anticipation of the Conficker worm which is expected to become active in millions of Windows system within the next few hours, IBM Internet Security Systems team reports they have been able to locate infected systems across the world by reverse-engineering the communications mechanisms.

Holly Stewart, X-Force Product Manager at IBM Internet Security Systems, writes: “... the details are still unfolding, but we can tell you from a high level where most infections are as of today. Asia tops the charts so far. By this morning, it represented nearly 45% of all of the infections from our view. Europe was second at 31%. The rest of the geographies held a much smaller percentage overall.”

Related Links:
Who is watching your Conficker? IBM Internet Security Systems
Asia, Europe, S. America Biggest Conficker Targets Brian Krebs, Security Fix

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