Trojans – they’re not just for kids anymore

A trojan was recently found that installs it’s own anti-virus scanner. On top of that, the virus uses peer-to-peer technology to communicate with other infected computers. Jon Stewart (no, not the comedian turned political pundit) a researcher at SecureWorks, noted:

“This the first time I’ve seen this done. [It] gets points for originality.”

“SpamThru” installs a pirated copy of Kaspersky AntiVirus for WinGate, which then deletes competing malware to free up system resources for SpamThru’s email barrage.

Can’t malware just get along? How inconsiderate.