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ZeroT Dropping PlugX RAT: Another Day, Another APT

 

A cyber group attributed to Chinese APT activity has used the downloader ZeroT  since February 2016, as reported by Proofpoint in 2017.

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Blocking Neutrino EK and Ponmocup Droppers

ThreatSTOP and DNS Firewall Blocking Two New Malware Types

ThreatSTOP has started blocking two new varieties of malware for our subscribers and those of our OEM partner Infoblox.

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ThreatSTOP Blocking New Facebook Malware

There is some nasty Facebook spread malware going around at the moment. F-Secure states that the malware infects users in the US and UK and applies to both Mac and PC users.

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ThreatSTOP Blocks "HDD Plus" Malware Ads

As noted in various places, a malware provider managed to trick various ad distribution networks such as doubleclick to distribute ads containing malware. The malware "HDD plus" pretends to detect hard disk errors on infected computers and suggests - in the same way that Fake AV programs do - that the victim upgrade to a pay package that can 'fix' the problems.

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Social Media - the New Exploit Frontier

One of the things that ThreatSTOP does is protect against known malware dropboxes - that is to say the servers that actually deliver the "Fake AV" or trojan when you accidentally visit the "wrong page". Of course these days the "wrong page" is frequently just the ads delivered at an otherwise perfectly legitimate page. Furthermore as companies like Sucuri point out repeatedly, cyber criminals use a variety of security exploits to add malicious PHP to all sorts of blogs and hosted websites. What is potentially worse is that, as the Inquirer reported recently, popular social media sites like Facebook and YouTube are hosting thousands of pages which contain malware links.

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