Trend Micro Warns of New SendSpace Trojan

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Trend Micro researchers are warning of a new Trojan that uploads Word and Excel files from victims' computers to the file hosting site SendSpace.

"If you browse SendSpace, there's a chance you might come across Microsoft Word and Excel files stolen directly from victims' computers and put up for grabs," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz. "A new, sophisticated Trojan, identified by the security firm Trend Micro as 'Tspy_Spcesend.A.' may be the culprit behind the pilfered documents and spreadsheets."

"After finding and harvesting your private files, 'The collected documents are then archived and password-protected,' Trend Micro's Roland Dela Paz explained," Liebowitz writes. "The files are stored in the user's temporary folder, and that folder is then sent to SendSpace, and the link (including a password to unlock the stolen files) is sent to a command-and-control server run by the cybercriminals."

Go to "New Trojan Automatically Uploads Stolen Files to SendSpace" to read the details.

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