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Gmail drafts used to exfiltrate data and send malicious instructions

2014/10/29

Softpedia - (International) Shape Security researchers identified and reported a new variant of the IcoScript remote access trojan (RAT) that uses draft Gmail email messages to communicate with its operator and receive instructions in order to avoid detection. The researchers stated that the malware strain appears limited to use in targeted attacks.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Gmail-Drafts-Used-to-Exfiltrate-Data-and-Send-Malicious-Instructions-463495.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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