Dark Reading: New Stealth Rootkit Steals Windows 7, Server 2008 User Privileges ‘On The Fly’

Dark Reading: New Stealth Rootkit Steals Windows 7, Server 2008 User Privileges ‘On The Fly’
January 6, 2011 EC-Council

Researcher plans to hand off code to antivirus vendors, and then to EC-Council for ethical hacking training

Jan 04, 2011 – A European researcher has created a rootkit that can evade detection in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 machines and reset user passwords.The rootkit, created by Csaba Barta during the past two-and-half years, was initially a project meant for training purposes. But Barta, a security expert for Deloitte in Hungary who works on penetration testing training and forensic cases, says he eventually discovered he could perform new types of attacks with the rootkit, which he plans to deliver to antivirus firms as well as to the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) for its certified hacker training program.

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