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Public institutions targeted with shape changing Qbot malware

15
Apr
2016
Public institutions targeted with shape changing Qbot malware
Image Credits: hackbusters.com

Image Credits: hackbusters.com

A new strain of Qbot, malicious software that steals user credentials and creates backdoors on targeted devices, has infected over 54,000 PCs in thousands of organisations across the world, BAE System experts have found.

Following an attack on a public sector organization in early 2016 that affected more than 500 computers and impacted the operation of critical systems, the company’s analysts discovered a number of modifications had been made to the original Qbot malware to make it harder to detect and intercept.

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