IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Conficker, Coreflood and Other Malware Madness on Your PC

 
 
By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2009-05-12
 
 
 

Conficker, Coreflood and Other Malware Madness on Your PC

 

Conficker, Coreflood and Other Malware Madness on Your PC

The MBR/Sinowal/Mebroot/Torpig rootkit—Stealthiest Rootkit in the Wild?

A recent update from the hackers enabled it to hook itself even deeper within the Windows operating system to avoid detection. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seized control of the Torpig botnet for 10 days earlier in 2009 and uncovered 70GB worth of financial data.

The MBR/Sinowal/Mebroot/Torpig rootkit—Stealthiest Rootkit in the Wild?

Zeus—Malware from Mount Olympus

Also known as Zbot, the Trojan has been linked to the cyber-theft of financial information. The hackers controlling the botnet recently hit the "kill operating system" switch on more than 100,000 infected computers.

Zeus—Malware from Mount Olympus

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