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Beware of the 3D screensaver

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 13, 2008 3:20 PM PDT

Rent-a-bot gang rises from the DDoS ashes
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco

A notorious malware gang that rented out botnets by the hour has resurfaced after being knocked off line two months ago by a rival band of criminals.

The Loads.cc group has been spotted by researchers at Sunbelt Software pushing toxic 3D screensavers on unsuspecting end users. The software installs malware that points to a server controlled by Loads.cc and then lies in wait for instructions from a command and control server.

More: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/03/13/loadscc_rises_again/

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