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Windows reality - The Torpig botnet and LOTS of others out here

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Old May 7th 09, 07:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Windows reality - The Torpig botnet and LOTS of others out here

Yet another botnet is hacked from the outside, this one uses the boot
record/MBR to store the hack to take over Windows computers.


One Sinowal Trojan + One Gang = Hundreds of Thousands of Compromised

Botnet hijack: Researchers dissect Torpig malware operation

UC Santa Barbara

Analysis of Sinowal
MEB NOTE: this hack has changed over time [its been around for around
four years or so], thinking it works in only one OS or group of OSs is
NOT a reasonable approach to inhibiting its expansion. The reason WHY is
it happens to be extremely successful and extremely difficult to detect
and remove. Numerous variants now exist.

Antivirus tools try to remove Sinowal/Mebroot

MBR/Mebroot/Sinowal/Torpig is back – better than ever

File eyu4vh.exe received on 01.05.2009 05:30:58 (CET)
MEB NOTE: the hack can be in several different forms, the above shows
one variant.



Storm Botnet Is Behind Two New Attacks

Power Point 5 - botnets - PDF

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