While the rest of the world bit its nails in terror that the Conficker worm would somehow rise up and swamp the internet on 1 April, Russian wags seized on the opportunity to craft a subtle April Fool joke. A story by Russian news agency RIA Novost that police in Belarus had arrested a pair of suspects looked plausible enough at …
Wow, that was a hilarious april fool they played there.
Curious Russian name.
If you look on their web forum there's a lot of upper case cyrillic ranting from one Sara Beeovitch
Russians have a Scunthorpe?
Mine'll be the flame-retardant one...
re:comedy equivalent of Scunthorpe
So, like Rakfannynov then?
people should not be making jokes and disinformation about this very serious problem.
Conficker... the Al Qaeda False Flag Operation of the Binary World?
"not funny ... people should not be making jokes and disinformation about this very serious problem." ...... By Sillyfellow Posted Thursday 2nd April 2009 12:47 GMT
And that very serious problem would be exactly what, Sillyfellow? A supposed worm which apparently does nothing or nothing malicious. Although of course, that is not to say that IT cannot crash corrupted systems but that would be a Public Service and not a serious problem either.
Just to make it clear
This is the original source: http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=ru&js=n&u=http://webplanet.ru/news/security/2009/03/31/conficker.html&sl=ru&tl=en (there is more "information" here ;))
I don't like to brag but it wasn't created by the Chinese or by the Russians.
I made it at home in an attempt to eventually land a job as a highly paid IT security contractor.
It's a bit too high profile for that though, so I'm off to write a less nasty one that'll help get my foot on the ladder.
Mine's the "L33T" one with the source code, hacker magazine and "Big Book of Lies" in the pocket.
re: not funny
"people should not be making jokes and disinformation about this very serious problem."
You're right, people should be wiping their machines and installing Linux on them to avoid these problems.
But they're not, so apparently nobody fucking cares about this "very serious problem".
...a Russian web site printing dubious news? Say it isn't so...
"from one Sara Beeovitch"
That would be "Sara Beeyova" (Сара Биёва)...
Oh come on....
"Lieutenant Andrew Kandyba...
Andy Candy Bar?
Perlease.... Bit more coffee needed at Vulture Central, methinks.
I like the subtle jab at the CIA or whatever. Didn't they post a big reward for anyone that could decrypt skype calls?
It would have been good to know that the link to the Babrusk web site is most certainly NSFW
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