New Waledac Malware Variant Found
The new version is specifically designed to steal login credentials and BitCoins.
Palo Alto Networks researchers recently uncovered a new version of the Waledac malware.
"The original Waledac botnet was one of the top spam sources on the Internet until it got shut down by Microsoft in cooperation with other security vendors in March 2010," writes Computerworld's Lucian Constantin.
"However, the new version's primary goal might no longer be spam, said Wade Williamson, a senior product manager at Palo Alto Networks," Constantin writes. "That's because it also steals FTP, POP3 and SMTP user passwords, as well as .dat files for BitCoin wallets."
Go to "Waledac malware returns after two years with password-stealing capabilities" to read the details.
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