CISA warns of notable increase in LokiBot malware

The US government’s cyber-security agency has issued a security advisory today warning federal agencies and the private sector about “a notable increase in the use of LokiBot malware by malicious cyber actors since July 2020.”

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said that its in-house security platform (the EINSTEIN Intrusion Detection System) has detected persistent malicious activity traced back to LokiBot infections.

The July spike in LokiBot activity seen by CISA was also confirmed by the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence team, which told ZDNet in an interview today that they’ve also seen a similar spike in LokiBot infections over the past three months.

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Source: ZDNet