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Security researchers believe they have identified the botnet responsible for a recent spike in traffic on the anonymizing Tor network, but the exact purpose of the malware remains unclear. On Friday, security firm Fox-IT called out the culprit as a variant of a botnet sometimes known as "Mevade.A", which has been making the …

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  1. codeusirae

    This program cannot be run in DOS mode.

    This specific version of the malware, which includes the Tor functionality, will install itself in:

    %SYSTEM%\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Application Data\Windows Internet Name System\wins.exe

  2. Werner McGoole
    Joke

    OTOH

    All that extra traffic is probably doing wonders for your anonymity.

    1. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: OTOH

      Yeah, good luck to the NSA for filtering all that lot out :)

  3. Vociferous

    A russian malware which steals Tor bandwidth...

    ...just two weeks after the Russian minister of justice wanted to make Tor illegal.

    Coincidence? My inner tin foil hat says "no".

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