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 Feb 10, 2005 - 10:00 AM - by Michael
* MS anti-spyware attacked

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ZDNet's got the story: Microsoft's anti-spyware program is being attacked by a trojan already.

Antivirus experts, who are calling the Trojan "Bankash-A," say it is the first piece of malicious software to attack Windows AntiSpyware, which is still in beta.

"This appears to be the first attempt yet by any piece of malware to disable Microsoft AntiSpyware," Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, said in a statement. "As Microsoft's product creeps out of beta and is adopted more by the home user market, we can expect to see more attempts by Trojan horses, viruses and worms to undermine its effectiveness."
We've seen plenty of these things that attack virus scanners, firewalls, and anti-spyware programs like Spybot so I suppose it was only a matter of time.
 

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