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Malware strains using coronavirus to avoid detection


In an effort to bypass security software using AI and machine learning to detect malware, cybercriminals have begun to add text from news articles about the coronavirus to the TrickBot and Emotet Trojans.

Before distributing malware in phishing campaigns and other cyberattacks, developers often use a program called a “crypter’ to obfuscate the malicious code. Cybercriminals often do this in an attempt to bypass users’ antivirus software.

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