Revealed: Malware that skulks in memory, invisibly collecting sysadmins' passwords

APT tactics deployed by mystery cybercrooks unveiled.

By John Leyden

Cybercriminals have hit scores of enterprises in 40 countries using hidden malware.

Banks, telecommunication companies and government organisations in the US, South America, Europe and Africa have already been hit by the ongoing (and stealthy) attacks.

Kaspersky Lab experts report that the attacks harness widely available penetration-testing and administration tools as well as the PowerShell framework for task automation in Windows. Malicious code resides only in memory, they say.

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