Two new spyware threats emerge
Far from getting a handle on the issue of spyware, two events this week have demonstrated the growing problem. Sunbelt Software, maker of the CounterSpy spyware remover program, announced its researchers had discovered a new spyware distribution that installs itself via an Internet Explorer security exploit and is powered by the CoolWebSearch spyware application. The code uses components of the VX2/Transponder spyware application together with an unknown Trojan horse application to steal sensitive financial and personal information and send it to a remote server.
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