The industry's major players pooh-pooh a second media hoopla
I showed you way back in early February how the antivirus firms remained calm & cool during a round of media hoopla over the Conficker / Downadup worm. Nearly two months has passed since then. It’s now the end of March … and the antivirus firms remain calm & cool.
In other words: nothing has changed.In all that time, IBM’s Internet Security Systems never raised its Internet threat level above “normal.” In all that time, Kaspersky Labs never raised its assessment of the worm above “moderate risk.” In all that time, McAfee never raised its global threat condition due to Conficker / Downadup. In all that time, the SANS Internet Storm Center never raised its Internet threat level above “green.” In all that time, Symantec never raised its ThreatCon due to Conficker / Downadup. In all that time, Trend Micro never posted a medium- or high-risk alert over the worm.
And what about antivirus vendor Sophos? Well, in the days leading up to this latest hoopla … they fretted more about Russian brides than the Conficker / Downadup worm.