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Another vital Windows tool is being abused to sideload malware

05
Jan
2023
Another vital Windows tool is being abused to sideload malware

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Cybercriminals have been spotted sideloading malware(opens in new tab) onto vulnerable Windows endpoints through a legitimate Windows Problem Reporting tool called WerFault.exe.

According to researchers from K7 Security Labs, which first discovered the campaign, hackers (presumably from China) would send out a phishing email containing an ISO file. ISO is an optical disk image file which, when ran, would load as a new drive letter (as if the user loaded a CD or a DVD).

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