The software allows you to hide the name and location of users, now compromising their data.
Employees Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto reported that the software «Simurgh» found a backdoor.
Note that the Iranian program «Simurgh», which since 2009 has been the main way of circumventing censorship in the country, is a downloadable file size less than 1MB. «Simurgh» operates without pre-installation does not require administrative rights and can be copied and distributed with the help of USB-drives. The program allows the user to hide your name and address, and allows you to access blocked resources.
Lately «Simurgh» began to actively use the Syrian people to bypass government censorship in his country.
Due to the high popularity of the product, malicious hackers have created a copy of the software. The program installs on your computer instead of the real victims «Simurgh» backdoor called Simurgh-setup.zip. If you try to unpack the archive, the victim receives a file called 379480c807812f3521466f7ff5ffa273 Simurgh-setup.exe or e20438a4cf90b67dab613451cc5b3bc35256413461dafdfc35425429d8d478df Simurgh-setup.exe, which set the backdoor instead of the program.
Developers «Simurgh» warned of the existence of a malicious program that masquerades as a setup file for the program on its website.
Experts say that a malicious version of the program «Simurgh» specially designed to track users who try to circumvent the government ban on visiting certain Internet resources.