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Yahoo/Gmail Used by Malware for Communication

05
Aug
2014

Security researchers discovered a new piece of malware that managed to evade detection since 2012 by relying on web platforms such as Yahoo and Gmail to communicate with the command and control servers.

Dubbed IcoScript by Paul Rascagneres from the German security firm G Data, the malware is a remote access tool (RAT), modular in architecture. It leverages the Component Object Model (COM) technology in Windows that can be used to control Internet Explorer.

Rascagneres says that it is …

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