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New Malware Uses Google Docs As A Proxy Server To Phone Home

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "A new Trojan variant, detected as Backdoor.Makadocs and spread via RTF and Microsoft Word document marked as Trojan.Dropper, has been discovered that not only adds a clause to target Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Yet the more interesting part is the Google Docs addition. Backdoor.Makadocs gathers information from the compromised computer (such as host name and OS type) and then receives and executes commands from a C&C server to do further damage. In order to do so, the malware authors have decided to leverage Google Docs to ensure crystal clear communications."

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