‘Wizz’ kids: Talos researchers pinpoint French firm as source of spyware-adware threat

Bradley Barth reports:

A supposedly legitimate French software firm, Tuto4PC, has actually infected an estimated 12 million PC users with a generic trojan disguised as downloadable utilities programs, according to an in-depth analysis from Cisco’s Talos research division.

The so-called utilities software creates a backdoor on infected machines to automatically deliver payloads with spyware and adware capabilities, explained blog post authors and researchers Warren Mercer and Matthew Molyett.

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