AIM Rootkit Attack Traced to Middle East

Security researchers have traced October's W32/Sdbot-ADD worm attack against AOL's Instant Messenger network to a rootkit-powered botnet controlled by hackers in the Middle East.In the aftermath of the first detection of a rootkit component in an IM worm attack, researchers at FaceTime Security Labs on Thursday warned that computers infected by the "lockx.exe" rootkit file are being further compromised by a group in the Middle East.

"We have delivered detailed research information to the U.S. federal authorities and are fully cooperating with their efforts," said FaceTime chief executive Kailash Ambwani. AIM Rootkit Attack Traced to Middle East

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 17th November 2005 9:15PM