Rootkits use continues to grow

Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 4:49 AM EST

Malware is increasingly using rootkit technology to hide its operations from security software, according to security researchers at McAfee's AVERT Labs.

The number of incidents where malware and adware-like applications use stealth technology increased by more than 600 per cent over the past three years, the researchers found. In the first quarter of this year, the number of incidents increased almost 700 per cent year-over-year.

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