Rustock trojan a model for future threats

The tactics used by a sophisticated threat of 2006 will become staples in exploits during the year to come, a security researcher said Wednesday. That threat, dubbed "Rustock" by Symantec, is a family of backdoor Trojan horses that first appeared nearly a year ago, says Patrick Martin, a senior product manager with the, company's security response team.

"The techniques that [Rustock] is using will be the baseline for threats in the future," Martin says. "Attackers are looking around to see what techniques are working, then incorporating them. [Things] like this are the threats of the future." 'Rustock' trojan a model for future threats - Security -

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