Syrian Malware Targets Political Activists

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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.

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