Trend Micro research found that the attackers who compromised Gizmodo Brazil used vulnerable WordPress plugins in the attack. WordPress users are advised to enforce strong passwords and study theme codes carefully before deploying them.
Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) is used by most malware to mask C&C activities. ZeuS/ZBOT variants of Gameover has upped the ante by employing a different DGA technique that makes detection more difficult.
Trend Micro researchers looked into the way attackers use backdoors to command and control their target networks. So far, our researchers noted that attackers commonly take advantage of these eight backdoor techniques.