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Beware of the W32/Rhot-GR worm!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by BigTex, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. BigTex

    BigTex Thread Starter

    Aug 21, 2003
    According to Erika Morphy, www.enterprise-security-today.com

    It was creepy enough when virus writers designed worms able to steal our financial data and password information off our PCs. Now, in a new twist on the standard Trojan, virus writers have managed to make spyware even seedier.

    The W32/Rhot-GR worm is able to hijack webcams and microphones to spy on users in their home or workplace, according to Sophos security consulting firm. It spreads via network shares, exploiting a number of Microsoft security vulnerabilities, and installs a backdoor Trojan as it travels. Besides spying on users via the webcam, it also is able to steal personal data.

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