Hackers update TDSS rootkit causing Windows blue screens

Wednesday Feb 17th 2010 by -
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Hackers behind the rootkit responsible for crippling Windows machines after users installed a Microsoft security patch have updated their malware to resolve a conflict with Microsoft update so users don't notice infection

Within hours of the MS10-015 security update's release users flooded Microsoft's support forum, reporting that their computers had been incapacitated with a Blue Screen of Death.

Microsoft has not yet restored the MS10-015 patch to Windows Update, so users can safely download and install all remaining updates issued last week. "Automatic Updates for MS10-015 will remain disabled until our investigation into the restart issues is complete," Jerry Bryant, a senior manager with the Microsoft Security Response Center, said in an e-mail.

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