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The 'worm' That Could Bring Down the Internet

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Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden, author of Worm: The First Digital World War.

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For the past three years, a highly encrypted computer worm called Conficker has been spreading rapidly around the world. As many as 12 million computers have been infected with the self-updating worm, a type of malware that can get inside computers and operate without their permission.

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