Posted: March 13, 2014
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||March 13, 2014|
|Last Seen:||January 30, 2023|
Snake rootkit is a malware threat that is categorized as rootkit. Snake's operation depends on kernel mode drivers, making it a rootkit. Snake rootkit is created to covertly install a backdoor on an affected computer system, cover the existence of its components, provide a communication mechanism with its C&C servers, and allow an effective data exfiltration mechanism. At the same time, Snake rootkit exposes a flexibility to conduct its operations by engaging these noticeably different architectures. Snake rootkit is sophisticated and uses complex techniques to evade host defences and provide the attackers covert communication channels. Snake rootkit shows two very different approaches to the task of building a cyber-espionage toolkit. One approach is to delegate the network communication engine to usermode code, backed up by a usermode rootkit. Another approach is to execute all of the communications from the kernel-mode driver, which is a very challenging task by itself.
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