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New NetWeird variants added to XProtect

Posted on March 28th, 2014 at 9:42 PM EDT

Yesterday, I wrote about some new NetWeird trojans that were not detected by XProtect. Less than 36 hours later, XProtect has been updated to version 2047, and now blocks those samples.
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New NetWeird variant in the wild

Posted on March 27th, 2014 at 9:10 AM EDT

Since early February, I’ve seen several reports of a new variant of the NetWeird malware. In all cases, this malware was detected by Dr. Web, and was detected as Backdoor.Wirenet.2, as opposed to the earlier Wirenet.1 variant that first appeared back in 2012. It would appear that this malware is still in active development, and the news is bad on all fronts.
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New NetWeird malware discovered

Posted on August 24th, 2012 at 1:34 PM EDT

A new malware remote access kit named NetWeird has surfaced, though it is unclear whether it is actually “in the wild” yet or not. It has been written about by both Intego and Sophos, who have obtained it (from the sounds of things) from VirusTotal. Although it sounds like the current version isn’t much of a threat, it certainly could become more serious at any point.
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