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New backdoor malware 'KeyBoy' used in targeted attacks in Asia, researchers say

Lucian Constantin | June 11, 2013
The malware steals credentials and allows attackers to execute commands on infected computers, researchers from Rapid7 said

"The campaign is not particularly sophisticated, the exploits are well known and the malware is fairly simple," Guarnieri said. "However as we have seen in recent years, sophistication is not necessary for attackers to be successful and meet their ends. In fact the large majority of targeted attacks from and within the Asian region are generally very basic in complexity."

That said, the antivirus detection rates for the exploits and the backdoor malware are surprisingly low at the moment, he said. "For some reason this group didn't receive particular attention (at least not publicly) so we expect detection to improve in the next days."

 

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