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Pushdo botnet is evolving, becomes more resilient to takedown attempts

Lucian Constantin | May 17, 2013
A new Pushdo malware variant uses domain generation techniques to call home if normal communications fail, researchers say.

The Pushdo malware is generally distributed through drive-by download attacks -- Web-based attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plug-ins -- or is installed by other botnets as part of pay-per-install schemes used by cybercriminals, the researchers said.

 

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