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  • Blog Post: MSRT December: If it quacks like a bot, it's probably Qakbot.

    This month, the MSRT team has added the Win32/Qakbot family of backdoors to its detections.  Qakbot is composed of several components, including a keylogger, a password stealer and a user-mode rootkit.  Qakbot is commonly distributed as the payload of what appear to be attacks, mainly targeted...
  • Blog Post: Newly updated MMPC whitepapers now available

    Would you like to know more about the MMPC, and how we protect computer users worldwide? We have released new versions of two whitepapers which describe how the MMPC operates, and provide an introduction to the antimalware technologies that the MMPC supports. The two new papers are: - Malware Research...