Information Technology

New Tools Help Check for Gauss Malware

Two labs offer ways to check to see if your system is infected


Two labs are offering ways to check if your system is infected by Gauss, the new malware software from the Middle East.

Kaspersky Lab—which recently released information identifying Gauss—posted the tools today after receiving inquiries about detecting the new malware. Gauss has been dubbed a "cyberespionage toolkit" that can steal sensitive data, including browser passwords, online banking accounts, cookies, and system configurations.