Orbit Downloader - Gone Rogue

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Orbit Downloader - Gone Rogue

Post by therube » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:08 pm

Orbit Downloader - Gone Rogue

Orbital Decay: the dark side of a popular file downloading tool

Researchers: Popular download management program has hidden DDoS component

" Recent versions of Orbit Downloader, a popular Windows program for downloading embedded media content and other types of files from websites, turns computers into bots and uses them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to security researchers.

Starting with version released in December, the Orbit Downloader program silently downloads and uses a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) component that has DDoS functionality, malware researchers from antivirus vendor ESET said ..."

h ttp://www.orbitdownloader.com/
h ttp://dl.orbitdownloader.com/dl/
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0 SeaMonkey/2.53 Lightning/5.8

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Re: Orbit Downloader - Gone Rogue

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:17 am

Good post, it brings awareness but moving it to WebTech since this has nothing to do with FlashGot except a passive involvement as a recognized downloader.
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