New Russian botnet tries to kill rival
Feb 10, 2010, 16:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)
"An upstart Trojan horse program has decided to take on its
much-larger rival by stealing data and then removing the malicious
program from infected computers.
"Security researchers say that the relatively unknown Spy Eye
toolkit added this functionality just a few days ago in a bid to
displace its larger rival, known as Zeus. Network Security
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"The feature, called "Kill Zeus," apparently removes the Zeus
software from the victim's PC, giving Spy Eye exclusive access to
usernames and passwords."
Science fiction comes true, and they still can't say
"Windows Trojan horse".--ed.
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