So, nothing happened?
Well, yes. Our labs, who’ve been monitoring carefully, note that Conficker changed communication protocols, just as the code said it would.
No doubt in the fullness of time, the botnet will start doing what botnets do: it would be bizarre to put this much effort into a project and then not try to make some profit out of it. And we’ll still be watching.
In the meantime, I suspect, based on past experience, that two things will happen.
And life will go on. Whatever. I’m on my way to Cambridge, so any controversies today will have to start without me.
Have a nice day, and don’t pay too much attention to the April Fools.
David Harley BA CISSP FBCS CITP
Director of Malware Intelligence
Author David Harley, ESET