Malware exploits Google Docs to cover tracks

11/21/2012 | PCWorld

Researchers have discovered a new variant of the malware known as Backdoor.Makadocs that uses Google's cloud-based office software as a surreptitious communications platform, which Google calls a violation of its product policies. The malicious code co-opts the Google Drive Viewer feature of Google Docs to get instructions and carry out commands received from a command-and-control server.

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