Beware and be aware of rootkits

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 11:30 AM EST

Attackers are increasingly turning to stealthy rootkits to keep anti-virus vendors from detecting and deleting malicious worms or Trojan horses, a Russian security firm said Monday.

"Over the last 12 months, we've seen a large jump in the use of rootkits," said David Emm, a senior technology consultant with Kaspersky Labs, a Moscow-based anti-virus vendor.

By Gregg Keizer at CMP Net Asia.

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