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A New Wave of Mebroot

Postby Spudz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:47 pm

A New Wave of Mebroot
Andrea Lelli
December 9th, 2009

A peak of new infections of Trojan.Mebroot has been found in the wild and after some investigation the data shows that there is a new wave of Mebroot Trojans being distributed through a popular exploit pack. The binary executables are using a newer packer to avoid detection from antivirus products.

Mebroot has been around for some time; apart from updating their packer, the most interesting thing about this infection is how Mebroot gets itself onto your machine in the first place. I had a glance at the network capture and the intrusion seems to be coming from Java:

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