Hackers turn to root kits for web attacks
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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