Sunday August 26, 2012

Crisis Malware Sneaks onto Windows Virtual Machines

Symantec is reporting a new variant of the OSX Crisis malware that adapts itself to Windows Virtual Machines environment, dubbed W32.Crisis. Symantec recommends updating your virus definitions, preferably Norton. big grin

It does not use vulnerability in the VMware software itself. It takes advantage of an attribute of all virtualization software: namely that the virtual machine is simply a file or series of files on the disk of the host machine