Pump'n'Dump spam botnets: new rootkit enabled malware
Here's a quick overview of the latest happenings in the world of stockkiting botnet malware.In case you've been living in a cave for months, stock kiting spam (AKA pump'n'dump spam) is a huge part of most people's inbound spam right now. Most of it's being sent by botnets (networks of malware infected PCs).
The key news is a nasty new derivative in the CME-711 family of Trojan Horses (AKA Trojan.Peacomm, TROJ_SMALL.EDW, Small.DAM, Downloader-BAI, Troj/Dorf-Fam). Pump'n'Dump spam botnets: new rootkit-enabled malware - Computerworld Blogs
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