Hacker Defender Rootkit Guru Kills Stealth Project

The creator of Hacker Defender, the well-known rootkit, has pulled the plug on his antidetection service. Holy_father's reason: He doesn't feel he has anything new to offer in this narrow venue.

Hacker Defender has long been a weapon of choice for those seeking to attack remote Windows NT/XP/2000/2003 systems without permission. Rootkits covertly patch the operating system, changing it forever... or at least, till you reformat your hard drive.

While Hacker Defender was famous among security professionals, another rootkit got more attention among end-users: The rootkit Sony-BMG embedded in unsuspecting customers' music CDs. Untold damage resulted... to both users' computer systems and Sony-BMG's reputation. Hacker Defender Rootkit Guru Kills Stealth Project

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 2nd March 2006 1:20AM