Fresh Bagels offer baked in rootkits

Several new variants of the renowned Bagel worm are making the rounds, but this time around they're incorporating rootkit functions that make them more difficult to detect.

Worst yet, they could mark the beginning of an era in which most multigenerational malware can bury itself in hidden locations, downloading programs and capturing information for days or weeks without being discovered.

Glendale, Calif.-based Panda Software reported Tuesday that it has been tracking Bagle.HX, Bagle.HY and Bagle.HZ since Mar. 23. The trio, which spread via e-mail, attempts to download files from various Internet addresses, most being located in the .ru domain. Those files can include other malware. Fresh Bagels offer baked-in rootkits

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 28th March 2006 11:57PM