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ZeroAccess Click-Fraud Botnet Back In Action Again
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1/30/2015 | 9:25:09 PM
RootKits, Bootkits, and Trojans Oh My!
ZeroAccess is a part of the Alureon (Microsoft) family of bootkit infections and otherwise known as TDSS (Kaspersky), Tidserv (Symantec).

It's very misleading for these "researchers" to make the statement:

"ZeroAccess does not pose the same threat as other botnets used to perpetrate banking fraud, steal login credentials and valuable data, or hold victims' files for ransom."

One of this ZeroAccess' primary behaviors is to download additonal payloads such as trojans. A trojan to a cyber criminal has many useful purposes, but controlling a system remotely sums it up. Here are just a few specific purposes of a trojan:

 

Keystoke Loggers

Electronic Money Theft

Data Theft

Ransomware



Once the PC is initially compromised by ZeroAccess that system is now in a state that is completely VULNERABLE to an endless array of additional attack vectors that may not even be initiated by the original attacker. Botnets are also sold, traded, leased, and compromised by other botnets.

There is simply no way of determining what their intentions are. Especially if all this network traffic is encrypted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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