As I had written on April first, the conficker worm was in fact a hoax. Not to say that there aren’t threats just that this specific hoopla was sparked to high.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet:
As it turned out, what happened on April 1st was … well, nothing.
All the hype. All the crazy predictions. All the scare stories (coming from both people talking about things they don’t know much about, and people using the trigger date as an opportunity to freak people out and sell products). It all came to nothing.
Im glad to say again that this was a hoax, but there is a need to be able to keep these things under control. What we can do to safe guard ourselves is to make sure that our OS is first most legal and updated on a regular basis, and make sure the same is of our virus protection.