Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2009

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI Statement Regarding Conficker Worm

"The FBI is aware of the potential threat posed by the Conficker worm. We are working closely with a broad range of partners, including DHS and other agencies in the U.S. government, as well as throughout the private sector, to fully identify and mitigate the threat.

“The public is once again reminded to employ strong security measures on their computers. That includes installing the latest anti-virus software and having a firewall in place. Additionally, the public should be aware of the potential dangers associated with spam e-mail. Opening, responding to, or clicking on attachments contained in unsolicited e-mail may be harmful and should be avoided."

Shawn Henry, Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division


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