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AutoIt scripting increasingly used by malware developers

Lucian Constantin | May 8, 2013
Flexibility and ease of use fuels surge in malware samples created with the AutoIt scripting language, researchers say

As scripting languages like AutoIt continue to gain popularity, more malware developers are expected to migrate toward them, Wilhoit said. "The ease of use and learning, as well as the ability to post code easily to popular dropsites make this a great opportunity for actors with nefarious intentions to propagate their tools and malware."

 

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