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Many new variants of the same bootkits are created simply to avoid detection. Bitdefender anti-malware researchers Cristian Istrate and Marius Tivadar have created a small write-up on the evolution and current status of the Mayachok bootkit: The first version started with its malicious code placed directly in the 15 sectors following the Boot Sector (variant […]

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As the WORM_VOBFUS story unfolds, new variants are surfacing, including one that connects to a new site and uses Google and MSN to name its dropped files.We recently reported on the wave of WORM_VOBFUS variants that emerged in the wild last November. We have been monitoring the said threat and found out that its latest […]

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A new development observed in the sophisticated financial banking Trojan.Shylock highlights the ongoing evolution of this threat. Shylock, a threat first observed by Trusteer in September 2011, was named after a character in the Shakespeare play the ‘Merchant of Venice’ due to quotes from the play being found in the original binary code. Symantec has […]

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