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Malware programmers start using Go

Google’s Go programming language has a growing number of users and, according to a report from Symantec, that number now includes some malware writers. The company says it recently found a trojan, Encriyoko, which included Go-based components, specifically a file named GalaxyNxRoot.exe. This file is a .NET-based dropper which pretends to be a rooting tool to trick users into running it, at which point it drops and launches two programs written in Go: PPSAP.exe and adbtool.exe.