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Arbor Networks linked a new Acronym Malware to the Potao Express campaign

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Security experts at Arbor Networks linked a new Acronym malware to the malicious code used by threat actors behind the Operation Potao Express.

Security experts at Arbor Networks have spotted a new strain of malware that could be linked to the malicious code used by threat actors behind the Operation Potao Express.

The researchers started the investigation after the Italian researchersAnteloxshared a link to a VirusTotal analysison Twitter.

anybody recognize this?https://t.co/OlcGkD9xRl@Techhelplistcom @malwrhunterteam @JAMESWT_MHT

— Antelox (@Antelox) March 3, 2017

The analysis of the malicious code and of the dropper suggested a possible link to the Potao malware family.

Like the Potao trojan, the Acronym malware has a modular structure.

The Potao malware, which has been described as a “universal modular cyber espionage toolkit,” has been around since at least 2011, but it was first analyzed in detail in 2015 by ESET.

In August 2015,ESET issued a report on a cyber espionage...(continued)

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