DHS Releases CONFICKER computer worm detection tool

DHS RELEASES CONFICKER/DOWNADUP COMPUTER WORM DETECTION TOOL

Tool Allows Critical Partners to Assess Risks to Their Systems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the release of a DHS-developed detection tool that can be used by the federal government, commercial vendors, state and local governments, and critical infrastructure owners and operators to scan their networks for the Conficker/Downadup computer worm.

The department’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) developed the tool that assists mission-critical partners in detecting if their networks are infected. The tool has been made available to federal and state partners via the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (GFIRST) Portal, and to private sector partners through the IT and Communications sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs). Additional outreach to partners will continue in the coming days.


Click here to download the complete DHS press release.  The press release contains specific instructions to prepare for the Conficker / Downadup computer worm.