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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."
Go to "Pro-Syrian Malware Targets, Impedes Activists" to read the details.https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204650394;s=9477;x=7936;f=201801171506010;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20392931;e=i
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