Google Says Cybercriminals Using New Code Signing Tricks to Escape Detection

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Google Says Cybercriminals Using New Code Signing Tricks to Escape Detection

According to Google’s Threat Analysis Group, financially driven threat actors have begun utilizing new code signing methods to boost the odds of their software evading detection on Windows systems.

The operators of OpenSUpdater, which has been classed as adware, potentially unwanted program (PUP), or potentially unwanted application (PUA) by cybersecurity vendors, have exploited the new technique. These types of malware can wreak havoc on the user experience, and may try to download and install additional nefarious apps as well.

Many customers in the United States have been affected by the operation observed by Google, notably those who download game cracks and “grey-area software,” as the tech giant describes it.

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