New Malware Campaign Targets Unpatched Windows Vulnerabilities

Jessica Davis

Capable of launching DDoS attacks and cryptojacking, a new malware campaign known as Lucifer has been spotted targeting a spate of unpatched critical Windows vulnerabilities.

Palo Alto Network’ Unit 42 research team has identified a new malware campaign known as Lucifer, which targets a long list of unpatched, high and critical Windows vulnerabilities for both denial-of-service attacks and cryptojacking.

For healthcare, burdened with a host of patching issues, the self-propagating malware could prove problematic.

Researchers discovered the new variant on May 29. The hybrid cryptojacking malware was spotted exploiting a vulnerability found in Laravel Framework 5.7.x. But further analysis found the variant is equipped with...

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