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Windows 7: Rootkit with Blue Screen history now targets 64-bit Windows

29 Aug 2010   #1
Night Hawk

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Rootkit with Blue Screen history now targets 64-bit Windows

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Rootkit with Blue Screen history now targets 64-bit Windows

'New era,' says researcher of rootkit that bypasses 64-bit kernel defenses by infecting hard drive's boot record

By Gregg Keizer
August 27, 2010 06:42 AM ET

Computerworld - A new version of the malware that crippled Windows PCs last February sidesteps safeguards designed to block rootkits from hijacking machines running 64-bit editions of Windows, researchers said Thursday.

"A new era has officially dawned: the era of x64 rootkits," said Prevx researcher Marco Giuliani in a post to the security vendor's blog yesterday.

The updated rootkit, which goes by names that include Alureon, TDL, TLD3 and Tidserv, is able to infect 64-bit Windows PCs. "TLD3 can be considered as the first x64-compatible kernel mode rootkit infection in the wild," Giuliani said.

Both Prevx and Symantec have found evidence that hackers are actively using the rootkit.
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(I knew there was a reason I preferred partitioning with GParted. no 1-8mb unallocated)


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29 Aug 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Thanks for the informative post Night Hawk ... the cycle continues
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29 Aug 2010   #3
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Original topic here: TDL3 Rootkit 64 Bit Driver
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