Over a Million Windows and Linux Systems Infected by This Tricky New Malware
StripedFly malware is capable of grabbing screenshots and stealing passwords.
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered an “impressive” malware threat hiding in plain sight for half a decade.
Called StripedFly, the malware’s earliest evidence of activity dates back to 2017, Kaspersky claims, where at one point it was discovered but dismissed as a “mere” cryptocurrency miner.
However, a new investigation has shown that StripedFly is capable of a lot more than just mining cryptocurrency: it can execute commands remotely, grab screenshots and execute shellcodes, steal passwords and other sensitive data, record sounds using the integrated microphone, move to adjacent endpoints using previously stolen credentials, abuse the EternalBlue exploit to worm into other systems, and lastly - mine Monero.