CERT-FI 20 years: Computer worm Conficker changed the world
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In 2008, the Conficker computer worm wreaked havoc across the world. It reached Finland in early 2009 and caused Autoreporter notifications to skyrocket. Conficker could spread on the internet and in companies’ internal networks, infect USB mass storage devices and update itself. Looking back on this dormant threat is Thomas Grenman, principal security consultant at Telia Cygate, who was in 2009 tracking the worm as a duty officer at CERT-FI.