Blog Posts Tagged with "ZeroAccess"

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ZeroAccess – The Sleeping Threat

February 20, 2014 Added by:Edward Jones

ZeroAccess, also known as Sirefef, is one of the most robust and durable botnets in recent history. It was first discovered back in July 2011 and has since infected almost 2 million Windows computers all over the world and cost online advertisers over £1.6 million each month through fraudulent clicks!

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ZeroAccess Hits Victims with High Bandwidth Consumption

July 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The concern with ZeroAccess is that it is using the subscriber’s bandwidth maliciously which will cost them money as they exceed bandwidth caps. And, once the computer is compromised, it can also spread additional malware or launch new attacks... while connecting to over one million computers globally..."

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Researchers Find Weakness in ZeroAccess Rootkit

November 19, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Though the maleware is not as prevalent as other threats, it has caught the attention of security pros because it is sophisticated, difficult to detect, and nearly impossible to remove without damaging the infected operating system. ZeroAccess acts as a conduit to download and execute other malware...

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