Malware spreads by CAB e-mail attachments to evade ZIP/RAR filters

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We’ve just posted the following news: Malware spreads by CAB e-mail attachments to evade ZIP/RAR filters[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2013/12/Cryptolocker-Thumbnail.png[/newsimage]

Malware distribution is taking advantage of the CAB file format to evade e-mail filters and rules that block popular file extensions such as Zip and RAR files. In the example we received, the choice of infection is a Ransomware virus which is only detected by a product according to VirusTotal.

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#2

I’ll bet 7-Zip will be their next choice.


#3

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2747267]I’ll bet 7-Zip will be their next choice.[/QUOTE] Windows natively supports opening CAB files, so it’s probably a better choice for distributing malware than using 7-Zip file.