Bitdefender Offers Free Removal Tool for Red October Cyber-Espionage Piece

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Details of a new cyber-espionage tool dubbed Red October emerged early this week This complex piece of malware is built in a modular manner and carries all the prerequisite for a successful attack, such as infection components, plugins and command and control mechanisms.

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The infection appears to have gone unnoticed for an incredible amount of time, judging by the timestamp of its components, even though some of the files had been successfully detected and blocked by some antivirus products.

If you are running a computer network crucial to your business, you are advised to download and run the free removal tool provided by Bitdefender to remove any traces of infection. You can download the file from the Bitdefender Removal Tools repository, or, alternatively, from the Bitdefender Labs blog.

Removal tool provided courtesy to Andrei Nacu, malware researcher.

About the author


Bogdan Botezatu is living his second childhood at Bitdefender as senior e-threat analyst. When he is not documenting sophisticated strains of malware or writing removal tools, he teaches extreme sports such as surfing the web without protection or rodeo with wild Trojan horses. He believes that most things in life can be beat with strong heuristics and that antimalware research is like working for a secret agency: you need to stay focused at all times, but you get all the glory when you catch the bad guys.


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