Haxdoor Trojan claims thousands of UK victims


The Metropolitan Police have revealed that cybercriminals used a particularly malicious piece of malware called the Haxdoor Trojan to steal data from thousands of UK users.

Over 2,300 people have been infected with a variant of Haxdoor, which installs a backdoor, keylogger and rootkit on infected machines, to harvest private information undetected.

As first reported on ZDNet UK on Tuesday, this personal information has been found on a server in the US. The Met said on Wednesday that it is involved in a joint operation with the FBI. Haxdoor Trojan claims thousands of UK victims - ZDNet UK News

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