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Trojan horse? Researchers warn of Trojan hearse

Security researchers at Sana Security Inc. are warning of a new type of malicious software designed to steal usernames and passwords from Web surfers. The malware, dubbed “rootkit.hearse,” uses rootkit cloaking techniques, making it extremely difficult to detect. In order to steal information, however, the software must first be downloaded onto a user’s system. This can be done by tricking the user into downloading the malicious code, or by infecting a computer with some other form of malware. Once installed, it sends the sensitive information to a server in Russia that appears to have been in operation since March 16, Sana said. Full Story

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