Stealthy Cyberespionage Malware Target Energy Companies_12_01_2019_14_37

The tests are extensive they involve checking

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The tests are extensive. They involve checking blacklists of CPU IDs, hostnames, filenames, DDL Libraries, directories, CPU core info, kernel drivers, running processes, hard disk vendors information, network cords, MAC addresses, and BIOS information-artifacts left by known virtualization and security applications. In some cases, if such software is detected the Malware will terminate itself. In others, it will continue to run, but will limit its functionality and in case of anti-virus programs, it will try to disable them. The depth and complexity of these tests suggests that the Malware, creators have a good understanding of Windows and security products. This led researchers to believe Furtim’s parent in the work of multiple developers with high level skills and access to considerable reasons. The Malware doesn’t install itself a regular file on disk, but as an NTFS alternative data stream (ADS). It starts early in the computer bootup process and calls low-level undocumented Windows APIs in order to bypass the behavioral detection routines used by security products.
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  • Fall '13
  • MARY
  • Antivirus software, User Account Control, Computer virus, Superuser

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