Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:48 UTC
Bugs & Viruses We're well and deep into April 1 now, and if you were to believe some of the reports and hype on the internet, we should've all been paying in bottle caps right about now. As any sane person already saw coming, the Windows worm Conficker didn't do anything. It just kind of sat there, patiently mocking all those who did not update their machines properly.
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april 1 anyone?
by poundsmack on Wed 1st Apr 2009 14:46 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

aside frmo a lame april fools "OMG the world is going to end" virus (Y2K anyone?) there could be more to it.

Yesterday marked the last day of the financial quarter. Anti virus companies are hurting just like any other industry. What would be a great way to get a bunch of people to help pad your bottom line for that quarter than a big scare to get tehm to buy new antivirus licences? "there's nothing like a war to end a depression." This wouldnt be the first time something like this has happened, i doubt it will be the last.

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