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Brute-Force Campaign on Windows SMBs Spreads Worming Malware

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Internet-facing Windows devices are being targeted by an active malware campaign known as Purple Fox. Hackers are leveraging brute-force attempts against SMBs to deploy the malware, which has worming capabilities, according to a Tuesday report from Guardicore.

Guardicore has detected a steady increase in malicious activity around Purple Fox, since the researchers began tracking the activity in May 2020. During that time, there has been a 600 percent increase, or about 90,000 observed attacks.

First discovered in March 2018, Purple Fox was previously...

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