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04 Mar 2014   #1

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Notorious "Gameover" malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit...

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Zeus, also known as Zbot, is a malware family that we have written about many times on Naked Security.

We've covered it as plain old Zbot.

We've covered the Citadel variant, which appeared when the original Zbot code was leaked online.

We've even written about the time it pretended to be a Microsoft fix for CryptoLocker, a completely different strain of malware.

Currently, the most widespread Zbot derivative is the Gameover bot, also known as Zeus P2P because of its use of peer-to-peer network connectivity for command and control.

The Gameover gang has been trying new techniques recently: hot on the heels of code to target logged-in users of cloud-based CRM Salesforce.com comes the introduction of a kernel-mode rootkit.

The code for this rootkit comes from another notorious malware family known as Necurs.
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04 Mar 2014   #2

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"This particular strain of Gameover is being delivered through spam messages containing fake invoices."

That's why I tell my neighbour, if he is going to use gmail or live, he should get Thunderbird and go POP3, any email where I don't recognise the sender, I go to 'View' => message source....and read the paths, most spam I get comes through a block of 98.xxx.xxx.xxx servers. Even if AVG passes it, if it is no one I've done business with or comes from a block of anonymous servers, it gets deleted, unopened, and I restart Thunderbird.
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09 Mar 2014   #3

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I wonder if the FTC could of use this.

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Under RICO, a person who has committed "at least two acts of racketeering activity" drawn from a list of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period, if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an "enterprise," can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity." RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such racketeers to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages (damages in triple the amount of actual/compensatory damages).
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