Lower volumes help evade detection.
Earlier this month, some Conficker-infected machines started selling fake antivirus software, using annoying pop-up ads to warn of infections that only the criminals can clean up for a fee, but of course never do.
Cisco's chief security researcher, Patrick Peterson, says researchers are convinced "this is the two-pronged method (the criminals) are going to use to make a fortune" off the infected machines.
On the Net:
Microsoft page on Conficker: http://tinyurl.com/bzkwy2
Homeland Security page on Conficker: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1238443907751.shtm
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