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Malware turns unpatented MikroTik routers into proxy servers

Researchers have discovered malware that attacks both Windows systems and MikroTik routers. The malware is called Trend Micro Glupteba by the antivirus company and spreads through social engineering. The creators of the malware make use of malicious advertisements on download sites. These advertisements offer a download that is actually the malware. As soon as the user opens the downloaded …

Windows malware uses proxies to bring in other malware

Windows malware uses proxies to bring in other malware Researchers at security company Proofpoint have found new malware that focuses on Windows systems. The so-called SystemBC installs a proxy on an infected computer and tries to get other malware. SystemBC is an on-demand proxy component that other malware creators can integrate and deploy on affected …

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