View Full Version : Malware now disguised

2007-03-01, 22:50

- http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=197700463
March 1, 2007 ~ "Virus writers have been pummeling corporate networks and consumers with their latest trick - malware that wraps itself in a variety of masks to evade detection by antivirus programs... Sophos analysts calculate that HckPk* accounted for more than half of all malware seen during February. Cluley says between the Dref and Dorf worms, they've seen about 6,000 variations or disguises of them in the past month alone. When the well-known Storm worm hit the Wild, Cluley says it morphed about 1,500 times in its first weekend... They also identified 7,757 new threats during the month. That's compared to 7,272 in January, and 1,132 in February 2006."
* http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2007/03/toptenfeb07.html

> http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/malhckpkc.html