Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

General discussion

NEWS - November 11, 2006

Rootkit leaves false trail to 'accuse' Prevx of infections

Ericka Chickowski Nov 10 2006 23:21
In their latest move in a game of cat and mouse with security companies, the hackers that created Gromozon redesigned the malware over the last week to include pop-ups and other fake clues to trick the infected user into thinking UK-based Prevx is the source of infection.

Prevx has lead the fight against Gromozon since it began popping up on Italian users' systems in May. This complicated and nasty package of software relies on a rootkit to remain on infected systems and at the time was difficult to remove through traditional means, said Jacques Erasmus, director of malware research for Prevx.

"At that time there wasn't any tool to remove it, there was a long manual procedure that that didn't work very well most of the time," he said. "So we decided to spend some time to make a tool to remove it."

http://www.scmagazine.com/us/news/article/604187/rootkit-leaves-false-trail-accuse-prevx-infections/

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: NEWS - November 11, 2006
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: NEWS - November 11, 2006
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.