Trojan Imitates Update Utility

Email malware that promises security updates from trusted companies is a frequent ruse used by hackers to fool users into downloading their cruft.  Malware authors have begun creating malware that imitates and overwrites software update applications from Adobe and other vendors. 

Nguyen Minh Duc, director of Bkis Security, writes that the recently detected Fakeupver trojan establishes a backdoor on compromised systems while camouflaging its presence by using the same icons and version number as the official Adobe update packages.  Variants of the malware also pose as updaters for Java and other software applications.

The Register

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