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Rombertik...Spyware That Will Wipe The HDD To Prevent Detection

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#1 buddy215


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:44 AM

Rombertik malware wipes hard drives to prevent detection | ZDNet


....The Rombertik malware strain takes extraordinary measures to stop the analysis of its core functions and abilities, security researchers have discovered.....


....After being loaded into a system via a phishing campaign and malicious email attachments, Rombertik runs a series of anti-analysis checks, such as checking to see if it is running within a sandbox........


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:01 AM

". . . . Effectively, if Rombertik's spying efforts are tampered with, the malware unleashes a nasty set of wiper protocols to turn your computer into a brick . . . ."


Do we have a "Safe Removal Guide" if we suspect that the infection is active?


I suspect that it would have to be done from a live CD/DVD or USB to prevent the infection from becoming active on boot.





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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:50 AM

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