Symantec Reports: New Trojan headed for Win7: Backdoor.Conpee
Symantec has issued a warning about a Trojan horse program that is capable of infecting both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. The malware can allow attackers to elevate privileges of restricted processes without user knowledge or permission.
The latest fully patched versions of Windows 7 are vulnerable to a Backdoor.Conpee Trojan, warned Mircea Ciubotariu, a security response engineer at Symantec, on a company blog.
Ciubotariu also states in the article: “The new Trojan targets both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, adding to the growing weight of evidence that malware writers are redesigning their software to bypass security features in 64-bit Windows, said Ciubotariu.
The 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Vista included Kernel Mode Code Signing and Kernel Patch Protection, that were intended to make them less vulnerable to malware.
But backdoor.Conpee and the recently-discovered Backdoor.Hackersdoor Trojan have both been shown to infect 64-bit operating systems, said Ciubotariu.
“What was just a theory not so long ago is now being used in-the-wild by [these] threats,” he warned.”
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