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Fake Chrome Font Update Attack Distributes Backdoor

05
Sep
2017

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A malicious campaign targeting users of the Chrome web browser on Windows systems recently started distributing a remote access Trojan, security researchers have discovered.

First spotted in December 2016, the attack is tied to the EITest compromise chain, and has been observed distributing the Fleercivet ad fraud malware and ransomware variants such as Spora and Mole. Initially targeting only Chrome, the campaign was expanded earlier this year to target Firefox users as well.

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