A Spam Civil War?

December 21, 2006 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bizarre …we now have malware so malicious that it actually runs an anti-virus program on your PC to kill other malware before taking over your computer? I guess that as long as the other malware on your PC is more malicious or you have multiple viruses this could be a net benefit?  If viruses all attack each other before they can hurt us this could be like a movie where the victim sneaks out while two sets of bad guys fight over who gets to kill him.
From Larry Seltzer in eWeek:

It was SecureWorks that spread the word that SpamThru had made the leap of sophistication of downloading and installing a hacked version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus in order to keep the system for itself and remove other malware.

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