VeriSign iDefense: New Attack Blends Rootkits With HTML-injections

    Date05 Mar 2007
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    An organized crime network is distributing malware that takes advantage of rootkits and a state-of-the-art HTML injection to phish consumers as they browse the web, according to a new report from VeriSign's iDefense labs. The malicious code sample analyzed by iDefense was a Small downloader trojan variant that installs two rootkit-protected files, and collects and transfers email addresses to a remote website. The malware then performs the HTML injection on web forms from targeted institutions that users encounter in order to commit a man-in-the-middle phish.
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