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Uroburos: Espionage Rootkit Allegedly Created by Russian Intelligence Agency

01
Mar
2014

Security researchers from G Data have analyzed a piece of malware that appears to have been used by a Russian intelligence agency for espionage operations. The company says this is one of the most advanced threats theyve analyzed so far. The rootkit, dubbed Uroburos, enables its masters to take control of infected computers. The threat, which works on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems, can execute arbitrary commands, hide system activities, steal files, and capture net…

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