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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:39 am    Post subject: Security experts warn of massive rootkit infection Reply with quote

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One in five PCs feared to be harboring silent malware that enable hackers to remotely control compromised machines.

Malware researchers at Prevx have highlighted what they are calling a 'massive growth' in the number of PCs harboring rootkit infections. More than 725,000 PCs were scanned using the Prevx CSI malware scanner over a two-month period...Significantly, although rootkits were detected on 15.6% of PCs during October 2007, that figure had risen to 22% by early December...

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