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South Korean manufacturing industry targeted with new backdoor program

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 27, 2015.

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    South Korean organizations are being targeted in attacks with a new stealthy backdoor program that gives attackers full access to infected computers.

    The malware has been dubbed Duuzer and while it's not exclusively used against targets in South Korea, it does seem that the hacker group behind it have a preference for that country's manufacturing industry, according to security firm Symantec.

    Duuzer was designed to work on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and opens a back door through which attackers can gather system information; create, list and kill processes; access, modify and delete files; execute commands and more.

    "It’s clearly the work of skilled attackers looking to obtain valuable information," researchers from Symantec's security response team said in a blog post.

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