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Beware of NgrBot malware; it can wipe out your hard disk!

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Beware of NgrBot malware; it can wipe out your hard disk!

Posted by AnkitGupta@TWCN

 

Well, what has been around seems to come around again, in a different 'flavour'...another 'Bot' threat that it may be wise to take note of.

 

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"Remember IrcBot? They could easily connect to Internet Relay Chat as a client, and fool other IRC users as being another user by performing automated functions. But here comes a new addition to this malware family, identified as NgrBot. NgrBot comes with the dangerous ability to destroy data on a user’s hard drive.

 

The research carried out the Security Research team of Fortinet mentions that this new version of the IrcBot carries new features that are much more harmful than before. It has the capability to join different Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels to perform various attacks according to the IRC-based commands from the command-and-control (C&C) server."

 

 

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Re: Beware of NgrBot malware; it can wipe out your hard disk!

Thank you for the heads up Baldrick, I remember something vaguely about IrcBot, that is an old one.


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Re: Beware of NgrBot malware; it can wipe out your hard disk!

Me too...but with respect to this particular one it is very much a case of NOT 'oldies, but goodies', eh?

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