Syrian Malware Targets Political Activists
The malware gives attackers full access to the victim's computer.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that activists in Syria and Iran are being targeted by specially designed malware.
"[A] blog post by the EFF’s Eva Galperin and Morgan Marquis-Boire on Thursday said the attacks occur after users visit a fake Youtube page and are encouraged to update their Flash," writes Threatpost's Christopher Brook.
"The 'update' in turn downloads a file, 'setup.exe,' to their computer," Brook writes. "Once installed via Microsoft’s .NET, it connects to a Syrian IP and downloads additional malware, giving attackers full access to the user’s computer."
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