back to article Lowjax city: Researchers crack open notorious Fancy Bear rootkit

The Fancy Bear hacking group's Lojax rootkit is far from a one-off tool, and may have been active in the wild for years before it was first reported. This is according to an analysis from Netscout's ASERT team, which took a deep dive into not only the malware itself, but also its command-and-control network and associated …

  1. GnuTzu Silver badge
    Coat

    Infecting Security Tools

    Of course it's sick; it's also to be expected.

  2. Spudley

    Yo dawg, I heard you liked root, so I rooted your rootkit.

    1. W.S.Gosset Bronze badge

      Heh

      As an Australian, with our peculiarly Australian slang term "root", this made me:

      A/ chuckle

      B/ glad I was sitting down

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Low profile and discrete activity over a few years sounds like a government operation to me

    1. W.S.Gosset Bronze badge

      or a now-ex girlfriend

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