Operation Shady Rat

Shady Rat Attackers Hid Code in Digital Images

More information about last week’s “Shady Rat” hacks continues to be uncovered, including reports that the attackers behind the hack used digital images to obscure their activities.Researchers at Symantec analyzing the attacks found images were hiding code that enabled communication back and forth with infected machines and a command-and-control (C&C) server, according to a report from DarkReading.

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