Symantec: Russian criminals sell Web 'proxy' with backdoors

Anyone who thought they were downloading Web proxy software was instead installing a Trojan horse tied to a Russian black hat operation.

A black hat Russian operation has served malware to hundreds of thousands of users a year who thought they were signing up for a paid proxy service, Symantec said today.

The security company said in a blog post that it has linked the malware to a cluster of Russian Web sites – including one called – that claim to provide proxy access, VPN services, and antivirus scanning. requires users to download what it calls “functional, simple, and convenient” proxy software.

Read more: Symantec: Russian criminals sell Web 'proxy' with backdoors - CNET

Norton DNS done nothing on the site. Comodo Site Inspector didn’t detected anything as well.

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