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Botnet Trojan Adds “Gootkit” Code to Web Pages


An insidious new Trojan that finds its way onto Windows PCs in the course of a drive-by infection employs a novel method to propagate: It connects to Web servers using stolen FTP credentials, and if successful, modifies any HTML and PHP files with extra code. The code opens an iFrame pointing to a page that loads browser exploits. The exploit pushes down the infection, which then perpetuates the process. The initial infection vector in this case was a spam message supposedly from containing a link to the page which performs the drive-by attacks. The malware, which we’re calling Trojan-Backdoor-Protard, […]

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