Proofpoint: Hackers testing new reconnaissance malware on financial institutions

Hackers appear to be testing a new strain of malicious software in phishing emails sent to commercial banks and other targets, researchers from the security vendor Proofpoint said in a report published Thursday. The malware, dubbed tRat, employs modular capabilities, meaning it infiltrates a target for reconnaissance purposes and maintains the ability to download malicious payloads in the future.

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