Hackers Now Spreading Dangerous FlawedAmmyy Malware Through PDF & IQY File

[Oct 08, 2018]

Cyber criminals now using IQY Files as a new technique for spreading dangerous FlawedAmmyy malware which is a dangerous backdoor tool that provides remote access to the attacker.

Recently attackers using Weaponized Microsoft Publisher File(.pub),  Microsoft Word and PDF Documents to deliver the FlawedAmmyy RAT.

Unlike previous infection Word document, Script, JAVA files and the current method of infection are used by new IQY file type an Excel Web Query file that is used to download data from the internet.

The targeted FlawedAmmyy malware campaigns have affected the banking sector and automotive industries.

Cyber Security Tips:

  • Don’t click on unknown or suspicious links.
  • Make sure Windows updates are installed.
  • Use an up to date internet browser.
  • Avoid pirated software.
  • Make sure that you have adequate Antivirus protection that is kept up to date and includes real-time protection.

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