Infections from a nasty bit of malware, generally delivered by the Black Hole Exploit Kit, surged in November, hitting more than 83,000 machines. Read More ..
Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center rates the Necurs rootkit threat as severe. Dubbed a rootkit by Kaspersky Lab, Necurs has many dimensions to it. Like most rootkits, it can hide its components from detection while also being capable of downloading additional malware, disabling a long list of security software and installing a backdoor. Attackers can maintain remote access to a machine this way in order to monitor activity, send spam or install scareware.