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Windows 7: ESET reports trojan in Orbit Downloader

22 Aug 2013   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
ESET reports trojan in Orbit Downloader

Researchers at security software company ESET have found a remotely-updating DDOS functionality built into a popular Windows download manager, Orbit Downloader.

The DDOS function appears to have been in the program for some time. When the orbitdm.exe program is run, it starts a series of communications with the servers at, the end result of which is that the client system silently downloads via HTTP a Win32 PE DLL and a configuration file containing a list of URLs and a randomly-generated IP address for each.
Read more at: ESET reports trojan in Orbit Downloader | ZDNet

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23 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

I suspect that more of these type of programs will be discovered.

It seems obvious to me that you can hide your nefarious network activity more successfully, if the user is already using the network (as long as you don't steal too much bandwidth).

I'm always paranoid if I notice any network activity indicated by our router and I'm not using the Internet.

Recently someone in another country was pinging my friend's Linux PC constantly (for many hours).
He added a firewall rule (to the router) that dropped packets from that location.
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