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Syrian activists are coming under attack from a new Trojan, based on a commercial spyware application. Targeted attacks surreptitiously install the BlackShades Trojan onto compromised machines, an advisory by the EFF and Citizen Lab warns. The Trojan is been distributed in via compromised Skype accounts of Syrian activists in …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    First Use The Rubberhose To Get The Skype Password

    ..then login, observe the traffic to get the IP addresses of the friends of the rubberhosee (nice term, isn't it ?)

    Then, rubberhose these too, to get even more dissidents. All the Joys Of Commercialware !

    Mine's the one with the rubber-hose in the left pocket.

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  3. Mystic Megabyte

    You wanna be a rebel and use Windows?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wouldn't sensible rebels...

    ...use a compromised windows machine to spread false information?

  5. Big Al


    Or possibly someone is hoping that these alleged vids will spread via social networks to the huge numbers of people around the world following events in Syria - in other words, using the various rights organisations as the attack vector?

    Just a thought.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    .pif files... wow...

    ...I'm old enough to remember when all you really had to do to avoid getting a virus was not to open a PIF file someone had sent you on a floppy.

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