Confickter Strikes Begin at Midnight on Microsoft Networks

April 1, 2009

Microsoft business clients of Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans began calling and emailing at 12:01 AM this morning in response to cyber strikes by variants of the malware Conficker worm on business networks.

The national weather service computer systems are reporting a CAT-5 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.  The hurricane appeared quickly and reached Category 5 status before the weather service could name the storm.  The national weather service claims the ‘faux hurricane’ is the result of a Conficker.C infection on their network.

WWL-TV, Channel 4 in New Orleans reports that all of Mayor Nagin’s email and calendar information from the beginning of his term started arriving in Lee Zurik’s email at Channel 4.  According to IT officials at City Hall, a massive Conficker.B infection happened in spite of the efforts of former New Orleans chief technology officer Anthony Jones.  Mr. Jones, who was demoted last year to director of City Hall’s management information systems, is currently suspended for 120 days without pay since March 18, 2009, and is unavailable for comment.

Nagin Administration accounting department personnel report $2 Billion in Katrina rebuilding funds somehow disappeared from city coffers early this morning.  Accounting department managers claim Conficker.A is the most likely culprit.  Mayor C. Ray Nagin is presently visiting Grand Cayman and unavailable for comment.

By now, Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans believes our readers realize today’s date – April 1, 2009April Fools Day!  If something really happens with Conficker, we’ll report it.  Thus far, all is quiet; however the Conficker worm can activate at any time.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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