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New malware variations from the Trojan.Upd family block software updates

April 08, 2010  Malware News

Experts are warning about new functions in various malware that their producers are fitting in to increase their effectiveness. Recently there have been reports, for instance, in the Trojan.Upd family of attacks on processes that ensure individual program updates. In practice, this means that in order to break into the victim’s computer, it uses known vulnerabilities in, for example, Adobe Reader and then according to the attacker’s instructions tries to exercise its main activity (taking control of the computer, sending sensitive data, etc.). Afterwards it tries to disable the program’s update process which in this case would be AdobeUpdater.exe. Although it may be detected sometime in the future and removed by security software, it would still be able to use the same security holes that would otherwise been fixed by the program’s updates.

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New Trojan Targets Vulnerable Microsoft Office® Users

April 10, 2015  Malware News

Opening email attachments just got a bit more risky, especially for Microsoft Office® users working in the energy sector. Security software company Symantec® reports a new malware program named Trojan.Laziok arrives in emails and exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office® that actually should have been patched by users back in April 2012.

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