Security researchers from Romania-based antivirus vendor Bitdefender have detailed the operations of an adware strain named Zacinlo that uses a rootkit component to gain persistence across OS reinstalls, a rootkit component that's even effective against Windows 10 installations.
Today, Wikileaks published more documents part of its Vault 7 CIA exposé series, revealing new manuals for three tools named Achilles, Aeris, and SeaPea, part of a larger CIA project named Imperial.
Security experts have discovered a method of bypassing Windows PatchGuard protections and hooking malicious code into the Windows kernel, which allows an attacker to plant rootkits on systems previously thought to be impregnable.
A Dutch web developer has created a rootkit that hides inside a PHP module and can be used to take over web servers via a rarely used attack vector: Apache modules.
Yesterday, at the BlackHat Asia 2017 security conference, researchers from cyber-security firm Cylance disclosed two vulnerabilities in the firmware of Gigabyte BRIX small computing devices, which allow an attacker to write malicious content to the UEFI firmware.
The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty for his role in the creation of the Ebury malware and for maintaining its infamous botnet.
Intel Security, soon to be rebranded as McAfee again, released on Wednesday a scanner that can identify hidden EFI firmware rootkits.
A new variant of the Shopperz adware has been discovered installing a rootkit to prevent access to their files and configuration information. Adware is becoming out of control and easily crossing the boundary of simply showing ads to malicious activity. Something needs to be done to rein in this type of behavior.