New Plurox malware is a backdoor, cryptominer, and worm, all packed into one



A new strain of malware has been spotted in the wild by the Kaspersky security team. Named Plurox, this new malware is a cut above the usual malware strains security researchers encounter on a daily basis.

According to Kaspersky, Plurox, despite being in early testing, has some pretty advanced features and can act as a backdoor into infected enterprise networks, can spread laterally to compromise even more systems, and can mine cryptocurrencies using one of eight different plugins.

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