Where is that thread? I looked but I cannot find it. I would rather ask than waste a bunch of time looking.
It appears that many of the earliest victims of Conficker -- the dreaded computer virus that is supposed to switch into high gear on April Fool's Day -- are computer users with pirated copies of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Brian O'Higgins, chief technology officer at computer security company Third Brigade, says the much-talked-about computer worm has efficiently spread itself out across some 10 million worldwide computers, many of which are located in Asia and Europe.
And because many users in these regions use machines with pirated copies of Microsoft operating systems, they may not be receiving the anti-virus update services that licensed Windows users are provided with. And as a result, they may be the most at-risk users.