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Poker players hit by rootkit backdoor applet

An online poker backdoor, capable of covertly storing gamblers' information for later theft has been uncovered by Blacklight, F-Secure's (opens in new tab)rootkit detection technology.

According to the IT security firm, rootkits are used by malware authors to hide malicious software.

F-Secure says that RBCalc.exe (opens in new tab), an online utility, also known as a rakeback calculator, has been distributed from Checkraised.com (opens in new tab), a well-known gambling portal.

According to F-Secure, shortly after the discovery of the malware, Checkraised.com removed the offending file from its Web site and issued an official statement (opens in new tab) advising users to change their poker site passwords as well as offering instructions for manually removing the malware.

Myself, if I gambled via the Web site, I'd pack in pretty sharpish, as the incident does not, exactly, inspire confidence!...