Zbot



After tapering off, the Zeus Trojan has been staging a comeback over the last few months, possibly using a new infection routine that leverages Windows’ autorun feature even after a company update to limit infections that use it, according to research by Microsoft.

Members of LinkedIn who clicked on fake connection requests sent users to a Website that displayed “PLEASE
WAITING…4 SECONDS” before redirecting them to Google. During those 4
seconds, the Website downloaded Zeus data-theft malware onto their PCs. Read the full article. [eWEEK]

A security researcher has discovered a potentially crippling
vulnerability in one of the most widely used botnet toolkits, a finding
that makes it easy for blackhats and whitehats alike to take control of
huge networks of infected PCs. Read the full article. [The Register]

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