Microsoft air strip used by virus systems that monitored webcam

The Microsoft dropped several control servers used by a pest called digital Njrat or Bladabindi.Although the ability to perform various activities, the pest is widely used to monitor the webcam of the victims. Developed by a kuaitiano, malware is, according to the more popular in the Middle East and North Africa maker Symantec antivirus. There are several instructions in Arabic to use the tool.

According to Gary Warner, security expert Malcovery the ability Njrat had complete control of the affected system, allowing the theft of bank details and passwords, but its popular use was the monitoring of the victims on webcam.

In his blog , Warner shows Facebook communities where users Njrat exchanged “slave” as girls victimized by viruses are called ─ communities have already been deleted by Facebook.

In action authorized by a court of the United States, Microsoft took possession of 22 domains belonging to American Vitalwerks, an internet service provider responsible for maintaining the “No-IP.” This service allows internet users who use dynamic IPs as is the case with residential connections-able fixed Internet addresses to host websites or other services, such as games.Called “Dynamic DNS”, the service can be offered by the routers connected to the network.

Besides being used by the plague, the services of Vitalwerks are also used for legitimate purposes.By taking possession of the domains, Microsoft failed to keep the innocent sites in the air. On Tuesday (1st), Microsoft admitted to the site “Computerworld” that there was a “technical error”, but that the situation had been normalized.

For Vitalwerks, problems remain. The company claims they have not been contacted by Microsoft to remove the fields related to the virus. According to the company, if there is communication, the overthrow of malicious sites would not affect innocent users. The intent was to remove the Microsoft 18 000 addresses. According to Vitalwerks, only two thousand of them were online at the time of intervention of Microsoft; the other 16,000 were toppled by Vitalwerks own.

The Vitalwerks was not accused of any wrongdoing, but for not doing enough to take malicious users on your network. Microsoft, meanwhile, accused the kuaitiano Naser Al Mutairi, author of Njrat, Algerian Mohamed Benabdellah and 500 other individuals not identified to have used malicious software and Njrat Njworm to infect Windows computers. According to Microsoft, these pests were detected 7.4 million times in the last 12 months by antivirus products company. This is the tenth operation to topple Microsoft control of a zombie network servers.