Wednesday, October 19, 2011

State sanctioned German "Quellen-TKÜ" (source wiretapping) trojan does more than listen in.

Image by Markusram
Ars Technica reports about the Chaos Computer Clubs analysis of the state sanctioned German source wiretapping trojan. They report than the malware has the ability to add new components remotely. This could allow German authorities to do any number of things from eavesdropping to completely controlling the infected machine. They also report that due to the poor quality of the malware these options are open not only to the authorities that put it there, but also to anyone able to connect to the infected machine.

You can read Ars Technica's full report here:
Impressed by FBI trojan, Germans write their own—and national scandal ensues