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Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Software |

A virus uses Google Docs to manage servers

A virus uses Google Docs to manage servers

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A report of the company warns about the discovery of a virus variant Backdoor.Makadocs, which uses the service Viewer for instructions from a remote server.

Security experts of the company reported that this uses the service Viewer Drive as a proxy to communicate and allow hide malicious traffic.

This happens without the local can detect it as it appears as encrypted communication, because the Google service using a secure connection (HTTPS) to function. The Backdoor.Makadocs malware is distributed through or RTF documents. DOC.

This virus classified as Trojan, was modified with respect to the original version to run on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, using the Google Docs service to communicate and in some cases, inserting malicious code through Trojan.Dropper malware.

Since Google reported being aware of the problem and investigating this violation of their security policies to take measures to prevent further erosion this service

Link: discover malware that uses Google Docs to control servers (CSO)

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