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Syrian rebels targeted using commercial Skype trojan

EFF IN THE NEWS
June 21, 2012

Targeted attacks surreptitiously install the BlackShades Trojan onto compromised machines, an advisory by the EFF and Citizen Lab warns. The Trojan is been distributed in via compromised Skype accounts of Syrian activists in the form of a ".pif" file purporting to be an important new video that is actually a malicious executable file. Opening the file on a Windows machine drops a key-logger onto infected machines.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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