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New Mebroot rootkit infects thousands of websites


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:21 AM

Thousands of websites have been rigged to deliver a powerful piece of malicious software that many security products may be unprepared to handle. The malicious software is a new variant of Mebroot, a program known as a 'rootkit' for the stealthy way it hides deep in Windows...If the MBR is under a hacker's control, so is the entire computer and any data that's on it or transmitted via the internet...

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 07:11 AM

:thumbsup: .......wow........this could turn out to be a big mess....

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:28 AM

A footnote:

After installing the trial of

Prevx released the 3.0 version of its product


and researching the 4 false positives, the trial would not unload staying in evaluation mode(some 15 minute referenc

task manager wouldn't kill it but add/remove programs did a fine job(that part was well behaved)
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:20 PM

That's terrible =/ I just got done downloading Windows Updates released I guess today. I wonder if this is why?

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:10 PM

So...what can we do then?

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:35 AM

I wonder why no major security company (like Symantec, ESET, FSecure etc) has reported it yet.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

Because MBR rooters typically aren't targetted very well by major AVs.

Here's a very nice detailed and technical writeup on it by the PrevX developper/researcher Marco Giuliani.
http://www.prevx.com/blog/120/MBR-rootkit-...ikes-again.html
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