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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 Overwatch Layer: Smarter Protection For the Enterprise: Download now

"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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