Popular BitTorrent Sites Blocked By Trojan

Recently, a Trojan known as Troj/Qhost-AC turned up at a number of torrent websites and infected sites - Mininova and The Pirate Bay that list and track BitTorrent files.

The Trojan horse was first discovered by the security company Sophos. The firm said that though the Trojan did not insert any spyware or typical malicious software, it blocked access to two BitTorrent websites.

According to security researchers, it was found that the Trojan came from a keygen [small software for producing a cryptographic key for encrypting information] provided along with pirated software. It didn't produce a key, but instead modified the hosts' file of the Windows computers to divert Mininova, The Pirate Bay and Suprbay (The Pirate Bay forums) to 127.0.0.1, resulting in failure of loading...

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