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T9000 Skype backdoor malware steals audio, video, chats, screenshots, documents

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    Researchers found a complex backdoor malware which targets Skype, capturing video, audio and chat messages, as well as grabs screenshots and steals files, before sending the data back to the attacker.

    Researchers at Palto Alto Networks analyzed a new variant of backdoor malware that goes to “great lengths to avoid being detected and to evade the scrutiny of the malware analysis community.” T9000, is a newer variant of T5000, or the Plat1 malware family that APT actors used in spear phishing attacks after the disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370. T9000 is being used in targeted attacks against multiple U.S. organizations, dropped by a RTF file, but its functionality indicates the malware is “intended for use against a broad range of users.”

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