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Banking malware using Windows to block anti-malware apps


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:35 AM

 

A trojan that's currently doing the rounds in Japan is using Windows itself to try to defeat security software on infected machines.

Trend Micro reports that the BKDR_VAWTRAK malware, which steals credentials used for online banking at some Japanese banks, is using a Windows feature called Software Restriction Policies (SRP) to prevent infected systems from running a wide range of security programs, including anti-virus software from Microsoft, Symantec, and Intel. A total of 53 different programs are blocked by the malware.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/banking-malware-using-windows-itself-to-block-anti-malware-apps/



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:51 AM

TrendLabs: Windows Security Feature Abused, Blocks Security Software

Edit: Your Trend Micro link initially did not work for me so I reposted it for the benefit of others. Checking a second time the page finally opened.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:26 PM

Thank you quietman, I dont know what happened as I always check my links.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:33 PM

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