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T9000 Trojan (Skype-related)


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#1 PRR Computers

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:37 PM

I've never heard of the trojan mentioned in this article.

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/trojan-malware-might-recording-skype-conversations/

 

Is it a legitimate threat?  Being that it is allegedly so good at detecting/evading antivirus software, any suggestions on how to reliably check for it?

 

Curious to know if it's real, and if so what is known about it. Thanks!



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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:47 PM

The trojan, named T9000, is an evolution of an older backdoor called T5000, spotted in the wild in 2013 and 2014 targeting human rights activists, the automotive industry, and governments in the Asia-Pacific region...

UPDATE: Alerted by this new threat to Skype users, Microsoft has provided the following statement: "To further protect our customers, we’ve added detection for the malicious software known as ‘T9000’ to Windows Defender. Customers that have installed security updates released in 2012 (MS12-060) and 2014 (MS14-033), either manually or by enabling automatic updates, will already be protected. Our recommendation is to enable automatic updates, which installs the latest security protections, and use the latest version of Skype."

T9000 Backdoor Malware Targets Skype Users

 

T9000: Advanced Modular Backdoor Uses Complex Anti-Analysis Techniques


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:14 PM

Much obliged, quietman7. And my apologies, I did try searching for "T9000" before posting but did not find anything.  Thank you.



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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:25 PM

No problem. I actually found quite a few search results so a lot of news outlets are talking about it.
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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:29 PM

Roger that, lots of chatter on this right now.

 

I actually meant searching here on the forums. It's weird, even now if I do a forum search using the search box in the top right, using term "T9000", I still only get this thread we're in as a result.

 

Not a big deal, just thought I'd clarify.



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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:46 PM

I don't think forum boards have caught up with the news just it. In my search, I did not see any sites with forum boards posting about it except for this one which you started.
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