Clagger Trojan sparks AV industry war of words


The arrival of a new Trojan has sparked fierce controversy in the IT security community as established antivirus firms hit back at claims that they did not react quickly enough to block the malware.

The row started last weekend after an unnamed virus writer started spamming a Trojan, named PWSteal.Tarno.S or Clagger-H, which purported to be an alert about irregularities with a PayPal transaction.

Managed security services provider BlackSpider Technologies issued a statement on Monday detailing the threat, and accused Symantec, the world's largest security software house, of being caught cold by the malware. Clagger Trojan sparks AV industry war of words - vnunet.com

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