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Malware Family Goes Undetected for Three Years
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 03:24:57 AM »
Malware Family Goes Undetected for Three Years
31 March 2017, 1:29 am

For more than three years one malware family managed to fly under the radar of researchers thanks to its stealthy command and control methods. 

According to researchers from the Palo Alto Networks, the malware family, dubbed Dimnie, was discovered in mid-January when it was in the middle of a campaign targeting open-source developers via phishing emails. It seems that emails contained a malicious .doc file that contained embedded macro code set to execute a PowerShell command to download and execute another file. 

Palo Alto Networks says it observed samples of this malware as far back as early 2014, with identical command and control mechanisms. "The malware family serves as a downloader and has a modular design encompassing various information stealing functionalities. Each module is injected into the memory of core Windows processes, further complicating analysis. D... (read more)

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