How Trojan-Downloader:Java/GetShell.A Can Target Non-Windows Operating Systems
Trojan-Downloader:Java/GetShell.A indicates a worrying trend of multiple platform malware that can affect more than one operating system. These kinds of malware threats will infiltrate a computer system using a third-party program found on multiple platforms, such as Java. Trojan-Downloader:Java/GetShell.A is one such threat, using Java to enter a computer system, detect the computer's operating system, and then connecting to a remote server to download and install a backdoor Trojan specific to that operating system. The initial Trojan-Downloader:Java/GetShell.A attack will usually come from a hacked website where criminals will have inserted this malicious Java applet. This attack can come from usually harmless websites that have become compromised. Trojan-Downloader:Java/GetShell.A's social engineering component comes into play when the victim needs to authorize the execution of this malicious applet.
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