Hackers turn to root kits for web attacks

Wednesday, 6 July 2005, 2:45 AM EST

Security experts at Microsoft today warned of the danger posed by internet root kits which are increasingly being used by hackers in preference to traditional malware such as Trojans.

A root kit is a specially formulated piece of malware that gives a hacker full administrator rights to an infected PC, allowing them to change and copy data at will.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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