Malware Developers Refresh Their Attack Tools

The developers of attack tools continue to make headway in hobbling defenders from detecting and analyzing their malware, creating more complex infection chains to stymy defenses, an analysis by the Cisco Talos research team stated this week. The researchers analyzed the latest attack techniques associated with an information-stealing campaign, known as LokiBit, and found that its developers have added a third stage to its process of compromising systems — along with more encryption — as a way to escape detection.

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