A new destructive virus known as Rombertik avoids detection from most anti-virus software by making a computer unusable by deleting key files on a computer and filling the hard drive with extraneous bytes of data in order to overwhelm the anti-virus software from detecting it.
Security experts from Cisco say the virus steals login information and other private data. The malware infects the computer via a malicious email attachment.
The malware is also constantly monitoring the computer for security scans in order to avoid detection. The virus will initiate a “self-destruct” sequence that makes the computer unusable by erasing the master boot record (MBR) so that the computer only reboots and never gets into the Windows operating system most likely resulting in a full system restore in order to correct the issue.Tags: destructive program, malware, master boot record, MBR, robertik, rombertik, virus