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- Trojan Using Sony DRM Rootkit Spotted
November 10, 2005, 11:23 pm
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discovered variant of the Breplibot trojan makes use of the way Sony's
rootkit masks files whose filenames begin with '$sys$'. This means that any
files renamed this way by the trojan are effectively invisible to the
average user. The malware is distributed via an email supposedly from a
reputable business magazing requesting that the businessperson verify
his/her attached 'picture' to be used for an upcoming issue. Once the
payload is executed, the trojan then installs an IRC backdoor on affected
- Hairy One Kenobi
November 11, 2005, 4:58 am
Re: Trojan Using Sony DRM Rootkit Spotted
Good call, but did you see:
El Reg is /always/ worth checking out, assuming that you either have
something close to a British sense of humour, or possibly a
cynical/jaundiced view of the Industry.
Not associated with the site, you understand!
Hairy One Kenobi
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in the first place. So there!