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The story of the mysterious malware detected by ESET as Win32/Rootkit.Avatar began in February 2013 when some adverts for this rootkit leaked from Russian cybercrime forums (http://pastebin.com/maPY7SS8). This information produced some heated discussions in the malware research community, however a sample of the Avatar rootkit was not found and published, until now. In this blog […]

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We discovered another fake antivirus/antimalware tool late in August. The “Windows 8 Security system” claims to detect infections, and displays alerts to scare users into purchasing protection. The real infection, of course, is the Win 8 Security System itself. It’s no surprise that developers of rogue antivirus software are playing up the connection to Windows […]

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W32.Disttrack is a new threat that is being used in specific targeted attacks against at least one organization in the energy sector.  It is a destructive malware that corrupts files on a compromised computer and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) in an effort to render a computer unusable.  W32.Disttrack consists of several components: Dropper-the main […]

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