Phishing Trojan plays ping-pong with captured data

Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 12:15 AM EST

Security researchers have identified a new Trojan which sends data back to attackers via an unconventional communications protocol (for malware) in a bid to escape detection.

The as-yet unnamed phishing Trojan transmits stolen information back to hackers via ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) packets instead of email or HTTP packets, the standard route for transmitting purloined information.

At The Register.

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