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Windows 7: Vobfus and Beebone: Two computer viruses team up to infect computers

03 Jul 2013   #1

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Vobfus and Beebone: Two computer viruses team up to infect computers

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Computer viruses are bad enough, but what happens when they start cooperating to ruin your digital life? For months now, authorities and cybersecurity firms have been targeting two strangely named viruses, Vobfus and Beebone. And researchers now think these separate bits of malware have been hard to erase from infected computers because they are working symbiotically to keep each other alive.
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Viewing Vobfus infections from above - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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03 Jul 2013   #2

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one downloads the other. let's not go overboard calling it "symbiosis". I would call it multi-stage approach, as they are likely to be made by the same person/team to get something.

Still, it's a new level nontheless.
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04 Jul 2013   #3

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Isn't that how malware infection works by downloading additional files? It also hides itself and in the case of poly-morphing malware, it copies itself locally to different places. This new method moves the "local portion" to the cloud for backup it seems...
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04 Jul 2013   #4

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I believe the "uniqueness" of this is that they are avoiding removal by regularly downloading updated versions of each other. That may not be a huge deal, but they are "working together". A Guy
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