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Gameover Borrows Kernel-Mode Rootkit from Necurs Malware

28
Feb
2014

Security researchers warn that a new version of Gameover, the peer-to-peer (P2P) version of the notorious ZeuS Trojan, is making the rounds. In addition to configuring their creation to target Salesforce.com customers, the malware developers have also introduced a kernel-mode rootkit.

According to experts from Sophos, the rootkit code has been taken from Necurs, another well-known malware family.

ZeuS, or Zbot, is mainly designed to steal sensitive information from in…

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