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[ISN] Evernote account used to deliver instructions to malware
By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service
March 28, 2013
A piece of malicious software spotted by Trend Micro uses the
note-taking service Evernote as a place to pick up new instructions.
The malware is a backdoor, or a kind of software that allows an attacker
to execute various actions on a hacked computer. Trend Micro found it
tries to connect to Evernote in order to obtain new commands.
"The backdoor may also use the Evernote account as a drop-off point for
its stolen information," wrote Nikko Tamana, a Trend Micro threat
It's not unheard of for hackers to design malware to abuse legitimate
services, either to make the malware more difficult to trace or give it
a less suspicious profile. In the past, Twitter and Google Docs have
been used by hackers to post instructions for their botnets.
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