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A United Front to Stop Cybercrime

As part of .ORG's ongoing pursuit for and commitment to a more secure global Internet, we have teamed up with Microsoft Corporation as well as fellow technology and academic leaders, including ICANN, NeuStar, VeriSign, CNNIC, Afilias, Global Domains International Inc., M1D Global, AOL, Symantec, F-Secure, ISC, researchers from Georgia Tech, the Shadowserver Foundation, Arbor Networks and Support Intelligence. Together we are working to implement a unified and global response to the Conficker (also known as Downadup) worm. In working with this team we have coordinated a response designed to disable domains targeted by Conficker and are taking legal actions to hold those who have illegally launched malware accountable. In order to disrupt the spread of Conficker it has been important to take a unified front and we are honored to be a part of this action to bring the Internet one step safer. We believe the community-based approach we've taken will continue to be the best way forward in order for our global community to fight off cyberthreats as they continue to rapidly evolve.

For more information about the Conficker worm and how to protect your systems from it, visit, http://www.microsoft.com/conficker.

Written by Alexa Raad, Chief Executive Officer of Public Interest Registry

PIR

About PIR – Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .org top-level domain – the world's third largest "generic" top-level domain with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry's mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Learn More

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