Researchers find APT malware that monitors mouse clicks to evade detection

The malware also uses other techniques to evade detection from several types of security products, FireEye researchers say

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Endpoint Security

As defense technologies advance, malware also evolves, Rong Hwa said. In this instance, the malware has used a number of tricks, including evading sandbox analysis by detecting human behavior, evading network-level binary extraction technology by performing multibyte XOR encryption of executable files, masquerading as a legitimate process, evading forensic analysis by using fileless malicious code loaded directly into the memory and preventing automated domain blacklisting by using redirection via URL shortening and dynamic DNS services, he said.

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