This ‘grab-bag’ hacking attack drops six different types of malware in one go


A high-volume hacking campaign is targeting organisations around the world with attacks that deliver a ‘grab-bag’ of malware that includes information-stealing trojans, a remote backdoor, a cryptojacker and a cryptocurrency stealer.

Uncovered by researchers at Deep Instinct, the combination of the volume of attacks with the number of different malware families has led to the campaign being named ‘Hornet’s Nest’.

The attacks are suspected to be offered as part of a cybercrime-as-a-service operation with those behind the initial dropper, which researchers have dubbed Legion Loader, leasing out their services to other criminals.

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Source: ZDNet