SambaCry creators developed new malware

The hacker group which created recently acclaimed Linux malware Sambacry  have allegedly created a windows malware named CowerSnail. Kaspersky researchers based these assumptions on the fact that both the malware families were leveraging common command and control (C&C) infrastructure. After installation the malware escalates its privileges and then starts communications with C&C.

Unlike SambaCry CowerSnail does not download cryptocurrency mining software by default, instead it works as a backdoor capable of executing command and payloads, stealing information and uninstalling itself

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