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Crisis malware infects VMware virtual machines, researchers say

Lucian Constantin | Aug. 22, 2012
The Windows version of Crisis, a piece of malware discovered in July, is capable of infecting VMware virtual machine images, Windows Mobile devices and removable USB drives, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec.

Security researchers from Intego previously said that sections of code from Crisis suggest a connection with a commercial Trojan program developed by an Italian company called HackingTeam and licensed to law enforcement and intelligence agencies for surveillance purposes.

The low number of infections and their wide geographic distribution could suggest that this malware is used in targeted attacks rather than widespread ones.

 

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