|15 Dec 2011||#1|
| || |
Sykipot Trojan takes advantage of Adobe Reader zero-day flaw
AlienVault Labs researchers have unearthed a piece of malware that takes advantage of the recently discovered zero-day Adobe Reader flaw used for attacking defense contractors.
The malware in question is the Sykipot Trojan, which has been found abusing various zero-day vulnerabilities in the past.
According to the researchers, the attackers misuse the flaw to make the target computer download the malware, which then searches for outlook, iexplore or firefox in the list of running processes. Once it has found them, it injects DLL files into them
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Sykipot Trojan takes advantage of Adobe Reader zero-day flaw|
|Adobe confirms 'leaky PDF' flaw, fix due on 14 May||Security News|
|Attackers Hit New Adobe Reader, Acrobat Flaw||Security News|
|Malicious RTF Files Exploit Office Flaw to Install Trojan||Security News|
|A New Banking Trojan Takes on ZeuS||Security News|
|Adobe Reader takes control over program files!||Software|
|Windows 7 Takes Advantage on Multi-core Processors||General Discussion|
|Unpatched Adobe flaw has been used in attacks since January||News|