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U.S. healthcare companies hardest hit by 'Stegoloader' malware


Securityweek - (National) Security researchers from Trend Micro reported that North American healthcare organizations are the primary victims of the Stegoloader Trojan, a malware identified as TROJ_GATAK which embeds malicious code in image files to avoid detection and has anti-virtual machine and anti-emulation capabilities to prevent analysis. [ed.: The need for application whitelisting is becoming more acute, as sophisticated malware adds more evasion / obfuscation capabilities.]


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:34