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Windows 7: New Trojan Threat Emerges

19 Nov 2010   #1
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New Trojan Threat Emerges

Internet security specialist BitDefender has warned about the dangers of a new spying Trojan it describes as "a serious enemy" that can be used as a corporate spying tool.

In a statement, BitDefender says that Trojan.Spy.YEK sniffs for critical data and archives that may hold private information and sends them back to the attacker.

"With an encrypted dll in its overlay, this Trojan is easily saved in windows\system32\netconf32.dll and once injected in explorer.exe nothing can stop it from connecting (whenever necessary) to a couple of meeting spots with the attacker," the researchers said.
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New Trojan Threat Emerges - PCWorld

Also worth noting:

In October, BitDefender released a free removal tool for users infected with Win32.Worm.Stuxnet. The Stuxnet Removal Tool, available as a free download from MalwareCity, removes all known Stuxnet variants from a user's computer, as well as the rootkit drivers used to conceal them.

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19 Nov 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64

Thanks for the heads up
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19 Nov 2010   #3

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Stuxnet was first "discovered" in June 2010. Microsoft Malware Protection Center offered some additional info in July. Thanks for the reminder that this is still a problem.

The Stuxnet Sting - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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