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Password-Stealing Virus Proves Hard to Kill on Windows XP

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Password-Stealing Virus Proves Hard to Kill on Windows XP

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This article was posted on Tuesday, 09:49, UTC.

A computer virus that targeted and successfully infected systems at Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia –over two weeks ago – continues to relent on targeted Windows XP systems. The Qbot virus is a strain of malware that is known to attack banking systems and capture keystrokes, like a key-logger program. Qbot or Qakbot was first discovered in 2009 and has routinely known to infect Windows machines. Affected versions range from Windows XP to Windows 7. While it’s easy to dismiss the malware as one to affect legacy systems, zero-day exploits are still rife with Windows XP, even more-so after Microsoft…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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