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New variant of Tibet malware

Posted on June 30th, 2012 at 5:42 PM EDT

A new variant of the Tibet malware was discovered this past week.  This time the malware has been targeted at the Uyghur people, who live predominantly in China.  The method of delivery is a bit different than previous variants of Tibet, which have used Java vulnerabilities (the same ones used by Flashback) and Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to install code.  This variant is a simple trojan, sent to specific targets via e-mail.  Although it is targeted, the rest of the world should be cautious, as we’ve recently seen some very high-profile targeted malware in the Windows world (eg, Stuxnet and Flame) escape its leash and affect other people as well!
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