New ‘Quantum’ Builder Lets Attackers Easily Create Malicious Windows Shortcuts


A new malware tool that enables cybercriminal actors to build malicious Windows shortcut (.LNK) files has been spotted for sale on cybercrime forums.

Dubbed Quantum Lnk Builder, the software makes it possible to spoof any extension and choose from over 300 icons, not to mention support UAC and Windows SmartScreen bypass as well as “multiple payloads per .LNK” file. Also offered are capabilities to generate .HTA and disk image (.ISO) payloads.

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