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Skeleton Key malware linked to backdoor trojan


Securityweek - (International) Symantec researchers reported that the Trojan.Skelky (Skeleton Key) malware appears to have been used in conjunction with the Backdoor.Winnti malware family and is capable of bypassing authentication on Active Directory (AD) systems. Skeleton Key malware was identified by Dell SecureWorks in January and was detected on computers in five unidentified organizations with offices in the U.S. and Vietnam since 2013.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:19