rootkit

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
Rootkit leaves false trail to 'accuse' Prevx of infections

Rootkit leaves false trail to 'accuse' Prevx of infections

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.
Nov 10 2006 11:23PM
Gromozon rootkit has infected 250,000 PCs

Gromozon rootkit has infected 250,000 PCs

A leading malware research firm in the UK warned on Friday that the nearly undetectable Gromozon rootkit has infected a quarter of a million computers.
Sep 5 2006 11:16PM
Rootkit malware has double sting in its tail

Rootkit malware has double sting in its tail

Zcodec modifies DNS settings and loads additional malware.
Aug 31 2006 11:55AM
Sony settles rootkit lawsuit

Sony settles rootkit lawsuit

A major controversy over digital rights management (DRM) technology came to an end this week, as a federal court judge approved a settlement between Sony-BMG Entertainment and a consumer advocacy group.
May 23 2006 6:23PM
Experts warn of the rise of the rootkit

Experts warn of the rise of the rootkit

The use of rootkits to conceal both malware and commercially viable Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) is on the rise, new research warned today.
Apr 18 2006 10:30AM
McAfee: Massive increase in rootkit use

McAfee: Massive increase in rootkit use

The number of malicious programs employing stealth technology to make them virtually undetectable by PCs is rapidly increasing, giving rise to more sophisticated Windows-based attacks, according to new research conducted by McAfee AVERT Labs.
Apr 17 2006 9:32PM
Russian rootkit stealing bank info

Russian rootkit stealing bank info

Teams from Sana Security have discovered a difficult-to-detect trojan designed to steal passwords previously used on infected machines.
Mar 22 2006 10:10PM
Symantec owns up to 'rootkit'

Symantec owns up to 'rootkit'

Symantec went public with its own use of rootkit-like technology this week, offering users a fix and saying the bug posed only a "low" risk.
Jan 12 2006 8:44PM
Sony warned early of rootkit dangers

Sony warned early of rootkit dangers

Bloggers’ latest question for the brass at Sony-BMG Entertainment has become, “Why didn’t the music giant act sooner?”
Dec 1 2005 8:59PM
Texas sues Sony over rootkit

Texas sues Sony over rootkit

The state of Texas sued Sony-BMG Entertainment on Monday, claiming the company has violated its recently enacted anti-spyware law.
Nov 21 2005 8:48PM
Firm: Middle Eastern group behind AIM rootkit

Firm: Middle Eastern group behind AIM rootkit

A rootkit dispersed through AOL Instant Messenger that first appeared in late October has been traced to an unidentified Middle Eastern group.
Nov 18 2005 10:50PM
Sony faces customer rebellion after rootkit blunder

Sony faces customer rebellion after rootkit blunder

Sony-BMG Music Entertainment's use of spyware techniques for copyright protection is only the latest example of a trend that will likely promote a “consumer backlash," industry experts have warned.
Nov 16 2005 12:26PM
Sony rootkit may be more dangerous on the way out

Sony rootkit may be more dangerous on the way out

Uninstalling Sony-BMG Entertainment’s spyware-like application from a PC could be more harmful than having downloaded it in the first place, a Princeton University professor warned on Tuesday.
Nov 15 2005 10:30PM
Sony budges, pulls rootkit from CD-Roms

Sony budges, pulls rootkit from CD-Roms

Sony-BMG Entertainment, the target of public outcry over spyware-like technology installed on 20 of the company’s CDs without end-user notification, pulled the application from its products this week.
Nov 14 2005 10:06PM
Viruses take advantage of Sony rootkit

Viruses take advantage of Sony rootkit

Sony BMG Entertainment’s inclusion of a rootkit application classified as spyware may have set off the perfect storm of internet insecurity.
Nov 11 2005 9:49PM

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