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Fileless malware makes almost 200,000 victims mostly in the U.S

2015/06/11

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at Symantec discovered that cybercriminals used a Microsoft Windows zero-day vulnerability permitting arbitrary remote file execution to spread Poweliks malware to 198,500 computers, almost all of which were in the U.S. Poweliks resides in system memory and is primarily used for ad-fraud purposes. [ed.: Consider Memory Protection to combat this type of malware.]

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Fileless-Malware-Makes-Almost-200-000-Victims-Mostly-In-the-US-484030.shtml

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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