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New variant of Upatre malware downloader integrates full SSL encryption

2015/04/20

Softpedia - (International) Talos researchers discovered new versions of the Upatre malware that adopts encrypted communication with command and control (C&C) servers, including a version that uses secure sockets layer (SSL) cryptographic protocol to hide the type of data flowing between the infected client and the C&C server. The new version of the malware downloads the payload in the background while the communication is encrypted.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Variant-of-Upatre-Malware-Downloader-Integrates-Full-SSL-Encryption-478845.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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