rootkit

Rootkit targets 64-bit Linux platforms

Rootkit targets 64-bit Linux platforms

Hides within kernel.
Nov 26 2012 12:51PM
iFrame-injecting Linux rootkit found

iFrame-injecting Linux rootkit found

The malware is targeting 64-bit Linux platforms and hid itself within the kernel, giving the rootkit advanced system privileges.
Nov 22 2012 6:20PM
DeepSafe reveals blue chip firms hit with dangerous malware

DeepSafe reveals blue chip firms hit with dangerous malware

But McAfee gagged from disclosure.
Aug 29 2012 12:45PM
Prototype rootkit silently modifies Android apps

Prototype rootkit silently modifies Android apps

Replaces default web browser.
Jul 6 2012 7:00AM
Prototype rootkit silently modifies Android apps

Prototype rootkit silently modifies Android apps

Installed web browser replaced with keylogger doppelganger.
Jul 4 2012 10:43AM
Microsoft takes aim at rootkits, misses

Microsoft takes aim at rootkits, misses

Red Hat, Canonical raise objections at Linux.conf.au.
Jan 20 2012 11:02AM
BIOS rootkit attacks China

BIOS rootkit attacks China

But attack scope is limited.
Sep 16 2011 7:23AM
Samsung's laptop keylogger a 'false alarm'

Samsung's laptop keylogger a 'false alarm'

Scan mistook folder of Slovene language files.
Apr 1 2011 5:49AM
Google in Android Market malware purge

Google in Android Market malware purge

Fifty impostors shown the door.
Mar 3 2011 10:19AM
Spam drops but exploits kits are on the rise

Spam drops but exploits kits are on the rise

Malware and phishing to rise this year.
Feb 15 2011 10:26AM
Rootkit to blame for Windows blue screen

Rootkit to blame for Windows blue screen

Patch not to blame.
Feb 19 2010 2:23PM
Zbot evades most anti-virus programs

Zbot evades most anti-virus programs

Morphing and rootkit capabilities keep it in the wild.
Sep 17 2009 10:59AM
New variant of mebroot detected, as vendors criticised for inaction

New variant of mebroot detected, as vendors criticised for inaction

Security vendors have been criticised for failing to react to the MBR rootkit and offer protection against it.
Jun 4 2009 11:16AM
New variant of mebroot detected that is harder to find and destroy

New variant of mebroot detected that is harder to find and destroy

The 'mebroot' rootkit has been recreated and is hitting computer hard drives.
Apr 15 2009 11:13AM
New BIOS attack renders antivirus useless

New BIOS attack renders antivirus useless

A new form of attack that installs a rootkit directly onto a computer’s BIOS system would render antivirus software useless researchers have warned.
Mar 27 2009 10:57AM
New BIOS attack renders antivirus useless

New BIOS attack renders antivirus useless

A new form of attack that installs a rootkit directly onto a computer’s BIOS system would render antivirus software useless researchers have warned.
Mar 27 2009 10:45AM
Sony plans fix for 'rootkit' USB sticks

Sony plans fix for 'rootkit' USB sticks

Sony is reportedly planning to issue a patch later this month which will remove software installed by its Micro Vault USB thumb drives.
Sep 6 2007 3:07PM
Sony halts production of rootkit USB sticks

Sony halts production of rootkit USB sticks

Sony has ceased production of three Microvault USB memory key models that pose a potential security risk to Windows computers.
Sep 3 2007 2:55PM
Experts warn of rootkit explosion

Experts warn of rootkit explosion

'Alarming increase' reported by PandaLabs.
Mar 9 2007 8:24AM
Hackers roll out Valentine's Day rootkit

Hackers roll out Valentine's Day rootkit

Nurech.B spreads through e-card spoofs.
Feb 16 2007 10:25AM

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