AutoIt scripting increasingly used by malware developers

By | May 9, 2013

Source: Computerworld

by Lucian Constantin

Sec85“AutoIt, a scripting language for automating Windows interface interactions, is increasingly being used by malware developers thanks to its flexibility and low learning curve, according to security researchers from Trend Micro and Bitdefender.

“Recently, we have seen an uptick in the amount of nefarious AutoIt tool code being uploaded to Pastebin,” Kyle Wilhoit, a threat researcher at antivirus vendor Trend Micro, said Monday in a blog post. “One commonly seen tool, for instance, is a keylogger. Grabbing this code, anyone with bad intentions can quickly compile and run it in a matter of seconds.”

“In addition to tools being found on sites like Pastebin and Pastie, we are also seeing a tremendous increase in the amount of malware utilizing AutoIt as a scripting language,” Wilhoit said.” Read more here.

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