Our Windows Virus Creation Team (WVCT, or “wavecat”) has really stung hard this time, with software that actually uses Microsoft’s own security patch updates to infect computers. Brilliant! See here. The malware takes advantage of a Microsoft program called Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). Money quote: “BITS is used by Microsoft to download security patches and updates to Windows machines. Because it is part of the operating system, it is able to bypass local firewalls while it downloads.”
Bonuses this week for Dima Pizda and the rest of his team in the Apple Intelligence Information and Security unit.