Hidden Backdoors, Trojan Horses and Rootkit Tools in a Windows Environment

by Bartosz Bobkiewicz
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

Not every case of a successful intrusion is “crowned” with a replaced Web site on the server, data theft or damage. Often electronic intruders do not wish to create a spectacle but prefer to avoid fame by hiding their presence on compromised systems, sometimes leaving certain unexpected things. They use sophisticated techniques to install specific “malware” (backdoors) to let them in again later with full control and in secret.Obviously, hackers have a variety of motives for installing malevolent software (malware). These types of software tend to yield instant access to the system to continuously steal various types of information from it – for example, strategic company’s designs or numbers of credit cards. In some cases, they use compromised machines as launch points for massive Denial of Service attacks. Perhaps the most common reason hackers tend to settle on another system is the possibility of creating launch pads that attack other computers while disguised as innocent comput...