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The current threat landscape is often driven by web-based malware and exploit kits that are regularly updated with newly found vulnerabilities. Recently, we received an interesting malware binary–a JAR package that opens a back door for an attacker to execute commands and acts as a bot after infection. This archive does not exploit any Java […]

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An unusual attack has been spotted in the wild, using an unexpected combination of threats. This attack used exploit kits (in particular Java and PDF exploits) to deliver file infectors onto vulnerable systems. Interestingly, these file infectors have information theft routines, which is a behavior not usually found among file infectors. These malware are part […]

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Recently we released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 14. The report initially presented data showing reduced Java malware detections in Q3 2012 and gaining prevalence in Q4 of 2012. During a later review of the backend data, we found that we were missing some detection counts from our initial calculations. We have revised the […]

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