New TDL clones are making the rounds these days, according to Bitdefender Labs antimalware researcher Marius Tivadar. The samples in question (which are just now completely analyzed) date from the beginning of April.
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TDL 4 variants have surfaced recently, making security researchers suspect that the code may have been sold on the black market.Â
The latest incarnation of the TDL3 rootkit is capable of infecting x64 systems. Ironically enough, the basic techniques used to achieve this are positively ancient by the computing world’s standards, having been perfected in the MS-DOS age.