Threat Database Rootkits Snake Rootkit

Snake Rootkit

By GoldSparrow in Rootkits

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 18
First Seen: March 13, 2014
Last Seen: January 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Snake rootkit is a malware infection that is categorized as a rootkit. Snake's operation is based on kernel mode drivers, making it a rootkit. Snake rootkit is generated to stealthily install a backdoor on a compromised PC, disguise the occurrence of its components, give a communication mechanism with its C&C servers, and permit an effective data exfiltration mechanism. At the same time, Snake rootkit exposes a flexibility to carry out its operations by engaging these noticeably different architectures. Snake rootkit is sophisticated and uses different techniques to avoid host defences and give the cybercrooks stealthy communication channels. Snake rootkit exhibits two very different approaches to the task of building a cyber-espionage toolkit. One approach is to delegate the network communication engine to usermode code, backed up by a usermode rootkit. Another approach is to execute all of the communications from the kernel-mode driver, which is a very challenging task by itself.


Snake Rootkit may call the following URLs:


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