Hackers are reviving a long-forgotten malware to help evade detection

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A known Chinese threat actor is recycling old malware (opens in new tab), in an attempt to evade detection, cut down on costs, and send researchers on a wild goose chase. 

A report from Symantec says the group, known as Webworm, has used at least three ancient malware variants (and by “ancient”, we mean from 2008 – 2017), modified them a little bit, and then tested them out against IT service providers in Asia to see how they work. 



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