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Windows 7: Microsoft: 'TaterF' Worm Top Malware Threat So Far This

24 Nov 2009   #1

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Microsoft: 'TaterF' Worm Top Malware Threat So Far This

GENERAL CYBER/ELECTRONIC CRIME

[Microsoft] Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)…has detected two new fake antivirus threats…. The latest statistics come on the heels of Microsoft's recently published Security Intelligence Report, which found worms jumped 98.4 percent to the number two threat, behind Trojans. … One of the worm families Microsoft attributed that jump to was TaterF, which so far is also the most prevalent piece of malware MSRT has killed this month, according to

Microsoft's latest statistics: The TaterF worm was found on 239,870 machines. TaterF is a worm that steals online gaming credentials and spreads via Microsoft's Autorun feature and has hit enterprises hard because users who play games at home infect their work machines via USB keys, for instance….

Date: 23 November 2009

More...........http://www.darkreading.com/showArtic...leID=221900560


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24 Nov 2009   #2
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This has been around for a while. A little more on the subject here:
Encyclopedia entry: Win32/Taterf - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center
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