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PlugX RAT Armed With 'Time Bomb' Leverages Dropbox In Attack
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User Rank: Ninja
7/3/2014 | 9:10:34 AM
Re: Safeguarding vs Functionality
Unfortunately it is already happening, cyber criminals are abusing any kind of technology to avoid detection. In the last months malware abused of Tor networks to hide their C&C, now the component that they are trying to hide is the malicious traffic ... 

The real problem is that for small and medium businesses this kind of attacks is very effective with significant losses.

User Rank: Ninja
7/3/2014 | 8:44:53 AM
Re: Safeguarding vs Functionality
I feel like these types of silent storage would be a great mask for any malicious intent, not only concealing malware to be used elsewhere. Google Drive, Sky Drive, Dropbox, would all become very volatile if an attack had the ability to pervade through other personal storage based on where they are stored on the server. I would not be surprised if we were to see something to this effect soon.
User Rank: Ninja
7/1/2014 | 3:19:47 AM
Re: Safeguarding vs Functionality
Unfortunately, cyber criminals are targeting file sharing systems and cloud storage to hide component of botnet within their infrastructure, in this way the malicious traffic is hard to be discriminated by the legitimate one.

In the next weeks we have observed many similar attacks which exploited Google Drive system.

User Rank: Ninja
6/28/2014 | 1:11:37 PM
Safeguarding vs Functionality
Dropbox is a great method for storing files. Unfortunately, there are those that seek to extort it for malicious means. Many organizations don't allow dropbox, not solely because of issues like this but from an auditing standpoint there is no visibility of files that hit the server. 

I know this was stated as not being a dropbox vulnerability but how is the threat manifesting? Is this threat being manifested through dropbox or is user input needed to contract this RAT in another vector? 

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