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How to Detect IE Zero-day Exploit Used to Deploy Korplug Malware

How to Detect IE Zero-day Exploit Used to Deploy Korplug Malware

September 17, 2015Wang Wei
Recently, Microsoft issued an Emergency patch for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is being exploited to deploy Korplug malware on vulnerable PCs. Korplug , a known variant of PlugX , is a Trojan that creates a backdoor used for information stealing on infected computers. In one of the most publicized cases, an evangelical church in Hong Kong was compromised to deliver the malware. Attackers were able to breach the church's website and inject a malicious iFrame overlay designed to look like the site itself. The iFrame was then used to redirect visitors to a site hosting the IE exploit . Once users land on the website, they are served a java.html which installs Korplug on their computers. To defend against Korplug, system administrators, and security engineers should educate users of corporate assets about these types of hacking techniques. In many cases, organizations are breached because of the lack of internal education around how to ident
Top 3 Focus Areas that can help you in Data Loss Prevention

Top 3 Focus Areas that can help you in Data Loss Prevention

October 13, 2013Anonymous
One of the most intimidating issues that gives nightmares to IT teams across organizations is data breaches or data loss. Typically, data loss happens when security is compromised and corporate sensitive data is accessed. It might fall under any of these categories: Unauthorized, intentional or unintentional exfiltration of confidential information Data spill or data leak This can happen due to external security attacks like malware, hacking or sometimes even from an internal source such as a disgruntled employee. This calls for a data loss prevention (DLP) system in place that would help you contain and avoid the loss of data. Data loss happens in many stages and can be broadly categorized into three categories: Data in Motion: Data that moves through the network to the outside, in most cases using the Internet Data at Rest: Data that rests in your database and other provisions for storage Data at the Endpoints: Data at the endpoints of your network, say, data on USB and oth
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