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Hackers use video meeting Hillary Clinton and the leader of the DAIS as bait in spam campaign

Hackers use video meeting Hillary Clinton and the leader of the DAIS as bait in spam campaign

by sigismund » 2016-08-18 13:15:16


In fact, the letter contains a file with a malicious Java file, which causes the boot to system a remote access Trojan.


The experts at Symantec have discovered a new spam campaign in which attackers use a non-existent video of the meeting of the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the leader of the terrorist group DAISH (ISIL banned in Russia) as bait.

As indicated in the message, to the letter allegedly attached a video of the deal between Clinton and the leader of the DAIS, but in fact it contains an archive with a malicious Java file, which causes the boot to the victim's system a remote access Trojan known as Backdoor.Adwind. In addition, the archive includes two files .VBS is able to determine which antivirus and firewall are used on the computer.

Intizarova system, the Trojan attempts to contact the C&C server, the attackers from which to load additional malware. According to Symantec, the Trojan not only installs the backdoor on the victim's system, but also steals sensitive information. Adwind can run on systems running Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android.
To date, the largest number of victims of spam campaigns recorded in USA (85%). Followed by the UK (9%), Canada, and Mexico (3%).
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