April Fool's? Techies hunt for creator of malware set to wreak havoc April 1


Computer security experts have been hunting for the creator of a worm called Conficker C that will supposedly damage millions of computers on April Fool's Day. A group of researchers calling itself the Conficker Cabal is in pursuit of the author of the malware and hopes to minimize potential damage to folks who are hit by the worm. Microsoft has even offered a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the worm, which exploits weaknesses in the Windows operating system.