Hack Alert: Trojan Horse Rides with Energizer Bunny

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and PC security software company Symantec have published advisories warning of a Trojan horse malware that can download and execute files, transmit files stolen from the user’s PC or tweak the Windows registry.

In an article on the Computerworld website, Gregg Keizer says software designed to show users of the Energizer DUO USB battery charger the status of the charge, contains a Trojan horse “that gives hackers total access to a Windows PC.” Energizer has not said, yet, how the Trojan got there or who might have been involved. In a statement to the press, Energizer said it is “currently working with both CERT and U.S. government officials to understand how the code was inserted in the software.”

US-CERT and Symantec urged users to uninstall the Energizer software. The alternative is to remove the Arucer.dll from Windows’ “system32” directory, then reboot.

To read the Computerworld article, click here: