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Computer Criminals Using Evernote As Staging Ground

The note-taking app Evernote has become a popular staging ground for the command and control of a newly detected malware strain, according to researchers from Trend Micro.

The Vernot malware, an information-gathering Trojan, gets its commands from an Evernote account that is also thought to be a drop-off point for stolen information, the security vendor said.

"As stealth is the name of the game, misusing legitimate services like Evernote is the perfect way to hide the bad guys' tracks and prevent efforts done by the security researchers," wrote Nikko Tamana, a Trend Micro threat researcher, in his analysis of the Vernot malware.

 



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