VXers add rootkit tech to MyDoom and Bagle

Virus writers have begun adding rootkit functionality as a component of commonplace malware such as MyDoom and Bagle. Rootkit technology is designed to hide the presence of malware on infected systems. Originally the technology featured only as a component of more sophisticated and exotic forms of malware. Now the technology has moved into the mainstream, anti-virus firm F-secure reports.

For example, Bagle-GE incorporates rootkit features designed to hide the processes and registry keys of another Trojan of the same family, Bagle-GF. The development has raised particular concerns because of strong links between Bagle and the operations of numerous botnets, networks of compromised Windows PCs that are often used to either distribute spam or attack other systems. VXers add rootkit tech to MyDoom and Bagle | Channel Register

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