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Enhanced BlackWorm Used by the Syrian Malware Team

Enhanced BlackWorm Used by the Syrian Malware Team

September 1, 2014

An improved version of the BlackWorm RAT has been spotted to serve the needs of the Syrian Malware Team, a group of hackers connected to the Syrian Electronic Army, possibly an offshoot of the better known collective. The variant used by the threat actors is said to be equipped with capabilities such as bypassing the UAC (User Account Control) feature in Windows, disabling the firewall protection mechanism, as well as propagation through network shares. Researchers at FireEye discovered that…