Harnig botnet is back

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Harnig botnet is back

Postby spamislame » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:02 am

From the excellent team at FireEye

http://blog.fireeye.com/research/2011/0 ... -back.html

Rustock's old buddy Harnig is back in action. Harnig is considered to be a very wide spread pay-per-install malware whose sole purpose is to infect PCs and then download and install a variety of other malware on the system for a small fee. There has been a long term relationship between the Harnig and Rustock botnets. For the last two years or so, Rustock has almost always been seen being spread through Harnig.

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