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Hacker Develops Tool To Hide Malware in .NET Framework

Once again something is wrong with part of the Microsoft suite of software and once again they are denying it’s anything to do with them. This time a researcher has developed a rootkit style infection tool aimed at the .Net framework. Most modern computers come with .Net of some description installed so this could be […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware, Windows Hacking

Malware Researchers Discover Rootkit HKTL-BRUDEVIC Similar to Sony CD Malware

You might remember the Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco back in 2006 when the whole Internet was up in arms about Sony installing a rootkit in the name of Digital Restriction Rights Management. Another piece of malware has been uncovered that has been linked to Sony and their Fingerprint reader. Researchers have unearthed rootkit-like functionality in […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware

New Rootkits Infecting the MBR

Ah I remember some of the nastiest viruses back in the day attaching themselves in the MBR (Master Boot Record) rendering most anti-virus software useless (as it sits on top of the OS). Now it seems MBR infection is back in fashion for a new age of rootkits. Security mavens have uncovered a new class […]

Topic: Hacking News, Malware

zCodec Video Codec is a TROJAN

For those that didn’t see, there is a new all singing all dancing ‘light-weight’ Codec in town that is actually a trojan. Indeed it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. The zCodec software actually messes with your DNS settings. Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just […]

Topic: Malware, Spammers & Scammers

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