This came into my email via subscription I signed up for and wanted to make sure everybody is aware of this new threat that seems to be gaining steam steadily.
University of Connecticut Latest Hacker Victim
What a nightmare for Storrs. Connecticut's university has uncovered a rogue program -- called a rootkit -- that's been hiding inside one of its servers for two years. And that server is used to store names, social security numbers, and more for students, faculty and staff. Was the data compromised? What did the rootkit do? Our story has details on what we know and whether you should be worried. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1831892,00.asp
RootkitRevealer is an advanced patent-pending root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit. RootkitRevealer successfully detects all persistent rootkits published at www.rootkit.com, including AFX, Vanquish and HackerDefender (note: RootkitRevealer is not intended to detect rootkits like Fu that don't attempt to hide their files or registry keys).
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