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Targeted attacks are a daily occurrence and attackers are fast to employ the latest news stories in their social engineering themes. In a recent targeted attack, delivering a payload of Backdoor.Korplug and caught by our Symantec.cloud services, we observed an attacker taking advantage of a recently published article by the Washington Post in relation to […]

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NetTraveler, which we described in depth in a previous post, is an APT that infected hundreds of high profile victims in more than 40 countries. Known targets of NetTraveler (also known as ?Travnet? or ?Netfile?) include Tibetan/Uyghur activists, oil industry companies, scientific research centers and institutes, universities, private companies, governments and governmental institutions, embassies and […]

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A few months ago on this blog I described PowerLoader functionality including an interesting way for privilege escalation into the explorer.exe system process. The leaked PowerLoader code is also used in other malware families. For example the Win32/Gapz dropper is based on leaked PowerLoader code. In August 2013 we have tracked a new modification of […]

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