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Symantec CorpExperts fix the growth in the number of targeted attacks with using of the Windows Help FileĀ  (.hlp).

According to Symantec, an antivirus company experts have recorded the fact using of hackers files .hlp, (use help system “Windows Help”), in targeted attacks. In this case, the researchers note, the priority is given to attacks against government and industrial sectors.

Under assumptions of Symantec, Windows Help files are increasingly being used for targeted attacks because of the success of such attacks do not need to resort to the use of exploits.

“The functionality of the help file permits a call to the Windows API which, in turn, permits shell code execution and the installation of malicious payload files,” – says the expert. (more…)