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wiredmikey writes: Cybercriminals Tap "Bugat" — Less Popular and Harder to Detect Malware

It appears that cybercriminals are changing up their weapons, trying to diversify their attack tools using a platform that is less well known and therefore harder to detect and block. With so much focus on the ZeuS Trojan, recent attacks utilized a variant of “Bugat,” another Trojan horse that steals information from a compromised computer and sends it to a remote host. Bugat was first discovered in January of this year but, like ZeuS, has seen some different variants. In last week’s attack, LinkedIn users received emails alerting them of a “Contact Request,” and encouraging them to click through to a malicious URL where a java applet fetched and installed the Bugat executable

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Cybercriminals Change up Weapons

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How come everyone's going so slow if it's called rush hour?