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Windows 7: Project Snowblind Worm

16 Feb 2009   #1
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 
Project Snowblind Worm

Project Snowblind Worm


Sophos has posted an article on their blog about a game installer that also includes a worm.
The game is titled Project: Snowblind. It is a multi-player first-person shooter from Eidos. The worm that comes with the installer is vghhost.exe. It is a network worm and also an IRC backdoor Trojan.
It can perform screen captures and log information among other processes. The author of the of the article notes that users should download legitimate freeware games from reputable sites or from the game publisher’s website.
Source: Sophos


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16 Feb 2009   #2
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

It just appalls me to see what people do to get information off of your system.

Great article!
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16 Feb 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi NosferatuX

Not being a gamer myself I'm probably safe from this one but it's always best to let everyone here know, If it stops one infection it's well worth the time taken to post the info.

It's quite sad to see the programming talent wasted in this type of malware
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16 Feb 2009   #4
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

I couldn't agree with you more. Talent's are needlessly being wasted
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16 Feb 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi

Of course the main problem these days is, whereas malware of the past was often written for the sake of kudos amongst peer groups or as a proof of talent, these days there is a seed change in the reasons for creating malware - the obtaining of money illegally - and this means of course that a lot of money is available to employ the best people - for $1000 dollars you can purchase a targeted work/keylogger/trojan on the net- The times we live in I suppose
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16 Feb 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This is a 'Bot' that not only steals passwords but also possible... identity theft (online banking and credit card numbers)
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