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29 Feb 2008

Targeted malware

A helpful if rather technical explanation of targeted malware attacks takes a look at some remote control Trojans. These open the victim's machine to powerful local commands submitted by a remote hacker over a control channel. Clever stuff. The piece is a little light on the infection part of such attacks and the mechanisms used to target specific organizations or individuals, although it does outline some of the potential controls against this kind of attack and provides references for further reading.

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