Apparently Neeris was discovered in Sept. 2005. This is Neeris.gen.c that has learned new tricks from new Conficker :
Old pieces of malware can and do learn new tricks. It is the case of the Neeris family of worms, which is following in Conficker's footsteps. In this regard, the Redmond company informs that the authors of Neeris have now upgraded their 2005 malicious code, tweaking the worm so that it can exploit the same Critical vulnerability as Conficker, namely MS08-067, a security flaw in Server Service. Released four years ago, Neeris was initially designed to take advantage of a vulnerability also affecting the Windows Server Service, but the latest variant, generically dubbed by Microsoft Worm:Win32/Neeris.gen!C, also exploits the vulnerability patched with the MS08-067 security bulletin in 2008.
Microsoft is currently offering a $250,000
reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of Conficker's authors. Woohoo! :D
Edited by Romeo29, 07 April 2009 - 02:04 PM.