New Evasion Techniques Help AlienSpy RAT Spread Citadel Malware

April 13, 2015

Via: malware

Hackers have co-opted AlienSpy, a remote access tool, to deliver the Citadel banking Trojan and establish backdoors inside a number of critical infrastructure operations.

AlienSpy is a descendent of the Adwind, Unrecom and Frutas Java-based remote access Trojans, according to security company Fidelis, which is owned by General Dynamics.

Fidelis said today in its report that AlienSpy RAT infections have been reportedly been spreading via phishing messages, and have been discovered inside technology companies, financial services, government agencies, and energy utilities.

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