Saturday, 3 October 2015

New Malware Works Only On Windows XP

Microsoft may no longer support Windows XP, which does not apply to cyber criminals. It has indeed discovered a new variant of the Upatre malware that works only on the 13-year-old operating system.The malware spreads via email attachments that appear to come from a lawyer.

Once opened, the malware attempts to infect the system, says security firm AppRiver. Remarkably, the malware is that it worked only on Windows XP. On newer machines, the malware stopped once it was implemented. However, it does not seem that this was done deliberately. Also on Windows XP proved malware specimens to crash after some time. Analyst Fred Touchette therefore expected that malware authors will resolve the problem quickly.

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