Countdown to Conficker--a bust so far

From CNET April 1, 3:27 a.m. PDT: At F-Secure, a Wednesday morning post says there's still nothing much to report, other than a few April Fools' jokes circulating on the Web:

So it's been April 1st for almost 18 hours now in New Zealand and it's the early hours of April 1st on the east coast of the United States. So what's going on? So far -- nothing. Infected computers are generating the list of 50,000 domains and are attempting to contact 500 of those like we've described earlier, but so far no update has been made available (by the bad guys).

March 31, 7:25 p.m. PDT: Trend Micro's Paul Ferguson reports that things seem quiet. "So far, there's been no significant activity," he said, adding that a Trend Micro researcher in the Philippines reported seeing the same amount of traffic on Wednesday as he had been seeing the past few days in Asia-Pacific.

March 31, 4:00 p.m. PDT: The Conficker worm is stirring on some infected computers in Asia where it's April 1, but so far the activity is very tame, security researchers say.

"We've seen activity in honeypot machines in Asia...They're generating the 50,000 list of (potential) domains to contact," said Paul Ferguson, an advanced threats researcher for Trend Micro.

The latest variant of the worm, Conficker.C, was set to activate on April 1, which for some of the infected machines will happen at local time and for others it will be GMT, depending on whether the machines are turned on and connected to the Internet, he said.

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