05/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Conficker Worm: Computer Virus Wakes Up, But Is Quiet

The "Conficker" worm is live within Australia and elsewhere in the world, security vendors have confirmed, where it is April 1. At this point, however, it remains quiescent.

Security company Trend Micro has seen the Conficker or Downadup worm increase the number of DNS resolutions, as expected, said Paul Ferguson, the lead researcher for security intelligence, advanced threats research. At this point, however, the worm has taken no other action.

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