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Self-deleting malware targets home routers to gather information

2015/03/11

SC Magazine - (International) Trend Micro researchers identified malware called VICEPASS that infects users' systems via a fake Adobe Flash update, connects to their home routers using a predefined list of usernames and passwords, and attempts to spread to every device on their networks before sending information to a command-and-control (C&C) server and deleting itself. The researchers believe that the malware could be a reconnaissance tool for larger campaigns.

Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/malware-that-connects-to-home-routers-deletes- itself-without-a-trace/article/403050/

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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