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04|01|2009 08:11 am EDT

Conficker C Worm Strikes VeriSign – Hundreds of Thousands of Registrations Erased

by Chad Kettner in Categories: April 1, Up to the Minute

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2009.

Reports said Conficker C would do damage, but nobody anticipated it would be this bad! The Conficker C virus, which was knowingly scheduled to create havoc on April 1, has wormed its way into VeriSign’s root servers  – erasing hundreds of thousands of .com and .net registration records.

“We have never seen anything like this before,” said a VeriSign Spokesperson. “We have a number of security measures in place to prevent such a thing, but nothing could have prepared us for what Conficker C has done. We are still investigating the situation and confident that we will be able to eventually re-gain the registration data from our backup data facilities on the Cocos Islands and Tuvalu, but there are a number of preventative measures we must first complete to ensure that information does not get corrupted as well.”

If you believe you have lost some of your domains to Conficker C’s attack on VeriSign, click here to contact their emergency center.

[via VeriSign]

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2009.

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5 Comments

RF

April 1, 2009 @ 8:46 am EDT

Great Aprils Fool!

I think every domainer out there went WTF!

Frank Michlick

April 1, 2009 @ 9:12 am EDT

I gotta check my domains, quick. Wait a sec, are you saying this is an April fool’s post? Sneaky Chad ;-)

Scott

April 1, 2009 @ 10:11 am EDT

Why do I feel a RickRoll coming on?

karen snyder

April 1, 2009 @ 2:01 pm EDT

Good one guys. We can take a joke. We even blogged about it! Check it out. http://bit.ly/gpe2a

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