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New VXer malware spreads via BitTorrent

Malware researchers have started mapping malware samples utilized by Chinese hacking group APT1 to known malware lists.

The hackers allegedly attacked establishments including SCADA software outfits Telvent and Digital Bond, and security firm Alient Vault which had links to sensitive information on the US’ defensive readiness versus hacking, according to the report.

More than 1000 malware samples found by Mandiant appeared to be custom and unknown to outsiders.

Researcher Wesley McGrew has posted a series of matching malware strings found in the Mandiant report to VirusShare’s list, although errors in this analysis may exist.

Thus far 281 malware samples have been matched to known malware repositories and are being distributed via BitTorrent by VirusShare.

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