A single authenticated user at an energy company tried to connect to GoToMyPC 11,101,872 times in a week.
In some cases an infected machine will try to find ways to get information out, but the door is locked. In this example, an infected machine tried to connect to GoToMyPC, a screen sharing service typically used by support staff, over 11 million times. "This is an indicator that it wasn't a human being, says Gupta. "It's probing at the defenses looking for a way to get out."
This bears resemblance to the earlier (and more successful) Twitter example in which malware found an unblocked escape route.
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