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Patnote Virus Used to Distribute ZeuS Trojan

29
Jan
2014

Security researchers from Trend Micro have spotted an interesting malware distribution campaign. Cybercriminals are using the Patnote (Pioneer) virus to spread ZeuS (Zbot).

When the Patnote file infector is launched, it appends its code to all executable files, including ones on removable and network drives. This code is designed to drop and execute the embedded ZeuS version (TSPY_ZBOT.PNR) into the User Temp folder, and infect other executables.

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