Researchers Warn of Python Trojan

Researchers have discovered what appears to be the first Trojan targeting the Python programming language.

“The Trojan, Python.Pytroj, infected .pyc Python files with arbitrary code and was discovered in a proof of concept form by Symantec researchers,” writes SC Magazine’s Darren Pauli. “It was not considered a ‘serious risk,’ researcher Stephen Doherty said.”

“The virus when executed scans and infects any .pyc Python files it found. and displays the message ‘you have been exploited,'” Pauli writes.

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