Malware Trojan Targets Windows 8 Users Via Google Docs

Malware Trojan Targets Windows 8 Users Via Google Docs -  On Friday, security firm Symantec discovered a Trojan known as Backdoor.Makadocs, that in typical backdoor Trojan fashion accesses a compromised system and makes an attempt to swipe information from it. The fascinating bit is that it uses Google Docs as a proxy server to induce around firewalls and connect with a C&C server, rather than trying to attach directly.

Using social engineering techniques to have interaction a user’s interest within the file, the Trojan arrives as a chic Text Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word document; once a user opens it, the payload is delivered.

Essentially all versions of Windows ar affected, from Windows 95 to Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2003 and 2008), and currently Symantec says that the malware has been updated to feature Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the list, too.
Fortunately for most users, Backdoor.Makadocs appears to be aimed primarily at folks in Brazil. Still, be aware of any suspicious-looking documents, and if you’re a Symantec user, this particular malware will show up as “Trojan.Dropper”.

There's no doubt that this isn't the last piece of malware aimed at Windows 8; every time a new operating system hits the market, it brings with it a fresh batch of nasty software trying to find and exploit vulnerabilities. Fortunately, Windows 8 is handling security fairly well thus far. 
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