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Native

Author:

mr.d0x

Description:

DAT is a generic data file created by an application. Only an application that created the DAT file can use it. Attackers can prepare DAT files to target a specific application (e.g. Outlook, Chrome etc.). Upon opening the file, the DAT file can cause the application it was prepared for to execute specific instructions.

OS:

Windows

Recommendation:

Block the download of DAT files when delivered through email.

Resources:

https://www.avanan.com/blog/dats-bad-attack-hackers-using-.dat-files-to-bypass-segs

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