Lucifer Malware Emerges As New Threat To Windows


Lucifer malware

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 division have found an active campaign of new malware in the wild. Dubbed ‘Satan’ by the threat actors, and ‘Lucifer’ by the researchers this malware exploits known bugs to infect Windows machines. Sharing the details in a post, the researchers explained that they caught two strains of Lucifer while analyzing the campaign. Yet, their functionalities predominantly remained the same, the version 2 being more advanced. Briefly, Lucifer malware aims at cryptojacking by dropping XMRig on target devices, and DDoS attacks. Moreover, the other functionalities are slightly different for the two versions.

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