BitDefender releases emergency update to protect against new social-networking Trojan Holzwickede, May 19, 2010 with the new toolkit TwitterNET Builder it is possible to control botnets directly via Twitter. The social network platform is used as a command-and-control server (C & C). To send via Twitter zombies on the way, had to have the bot master so far about some programming know-how. The software development kit (SDK) TwitterNet Builder does not require but such knowledge, which also lay with simple commands can perform harmful actions on computers. BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) security expert has already responded with an emergency update to recognize the threat or to eliminate. After the launch of the SDK, the attacker must specify only a Twitter account as C & C Center. Then he has an automatically generated Trojan that start via desktop item.
The attacker may even choose the name of the Trojan. The Botnet SDK currently still considered experimental Trojan, because it can be easily detected and eliminated. Add to your understanding with Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.. Nevertheless it is a dangerous threat. To spread because the TwitterNET Builder also, a DDOS(Distributed Denial of Service) to initiate the attack, as well as more dangerous malware seconds on all zombie PCs”. According to Anu Saad, who has experience with these questions. The respective attacker even on a Smartphone can be the decisive order. BitDefender provides a free detection and removal tool under TweetBot EN.rar to eliminate the pest available.
There, you can easily delete an improperly used Twitter account, which the corresponding botnet is switched off. “A video, the functioning of the TwitterNET Builder” explains, see the following video: BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the area of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail: