Self-Destructing Virus Kills Off PCs

A Self-Destructing Virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable has been found.

If Rombertik’s evasion techniques are triggered, it deletes key files on a computer, making it constantly restart.

Analysts said Rombertik was “unique” among malware samples for resisting capture so aggressively. On Windows machines where it goes unnoticed, the malware steals login data and other confidential information.

Endless loop

Rombertik typically infected a vulnerable machine after a booby-trapped attachment on a phishing message had been opened, security researchers Ben Baker and Alex Chiu, from Cisco, said in a blogpost.Login to read more

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