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Overview of the rootkit landscape

Andrea Lelli, Mario Ballano Barcena
Hashdays 2010
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Mar 27, 2013

In this talk we will discuss recent rootkit techniques, referencing the Tidserv and Mebroot families, and outline the methods they use to bypass the NTFS filesystem in order to successfully hide data on disk. We will also focus on the defense against such attacks, including possible countermeasures. We will then examine how the security industry is responding to the evolving rootkit landscape. Finally, we will present and comment results and statistcs about systems affected and detection / remediation rates.

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