Trickbot Malware Returns with a new VNC Module to Spy on its Victims


Trickbot Malware

Cybersecurity researchers have opened the lid on the continued resurgence of the insidious TrickBot malware, making it clear that the Russia-based transnational cybercrime group is working behind the scenes to revamp its attack infrastructure in response to recent counter efforts from law enforcement.

“The new capabilities discovered are used to monitor and gather intelligence on victims, using a custom communication protocol to hide data transmissions between [command-and-control] servers and victims — making attacks difficult to spot,” Bitdefender said in a technical write-up published Monday, suggesting an increase in sophistication of the group’s tactics.

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