Kenzero

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Kenzero is a computer virus that is spread across peer-to-peer networks and is programmed to monitor the browsing history of victims. [1]

History[edit]

The Kenzero virus was first discovered on the November 27, 2009, but researchers think it went undetected for a few months prior to the initial discovery.[2]

Operations[edit]

Kenzero attacks computers that download files through peer-to-peer networks (P2P). Once the file is opened, the virus locates the victim's browsing history and publishes it online. People can then view the file(s).[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenzero Virus Blackmails Those Who Illegally Download Anime Porn, by Caleb Johnson, April 16, 2010, Switched
  2. ^ [Infostealer.Kenzero] https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2009-112708-3058-99
  3. ^ Browsing histories published online in Kenzero virus scam, By Claudine Beaumont, 16 Apr 2010, The Telegraph
  4. ^ Blackmail virus infects computers, holds information ransom, By Josh Harvison, Sep 27, 2010, KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News