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A new kind of malware was recently discovered. This is a “revolutionary” kind of malware as the perpetratos could jump from a cybercrime to a crime in the real world. Victims’ addresses will be known by the hacker and they will no longer be faceless cybercrime victims but also potential victims for other crimes. The possibilities are endless for the criminals who used this Trojan.

Websense Security Labs reported this week that it has received reports of a Malware distributed via email claiming that the Australian Prime Minister had suffered a heart attack.
The Trojan monitors all the web activities of the victim, keeps track of them and logs everything. A web server is also installed in the affected machine. In order for the hacker to fully exploit the information gathered, he can just access the control panel and have a full access on the affected system.

The hacker “can have a full list of all the infected machines including IP address, country, ports he/she can use to access the machine to using different protocols, and even a link to google maps which will exactly point out where that IP is located.”


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