By CagedTech in Rootkits

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 4
First Seen: October 31, 2014
Last Seen: August 14, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Uroboros is a rootkit that may be in action since 2011. Uroboros is very similar to a worm-based component of the Snake campaign that pestered various countries around the world in 2008. Uroboros buries itself in the most remote part of the Windows operating system in order to assemble files and send them to remote servers. Whereas a computer is connected to the Internet and to other computers through a network, Uroboros may reproduce itself and send the collected files to an Internet-connected system for transferral. The good news is that Uroboros may not be intended to attack individual computers with normal security resources. Uroboros is a very sophisticated rootkit program that seems to be designed to attack closely guarded institutions.

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