April Fools again... and Viruses are released again. This one, called "Conficker" has been out since late 2008, but if you are infected, is supposed to turn your computer into a zombie drone and phone home to it's servers.
Here is more information on the worm: http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx
This begs the questions...
1) Am I up to date on Virus Software and M$ updates?
2) WHY oh WHY would any nefarious hacker announced that a worm would attack on a given day? Publicity? -- Yes... but would that make the hacker super-intelligent or set them up to be caught & arrested sooner (aka super-stupid).
Historically, the best means of attacking enemies was surprise and stealth.... hmmmmmmm.