After thoroughly having its secrets laid bare last month in a Microsoft exposé report, the operators of the sLoad malware have put into circulation a revamped 2.0 version earlier this month.
This new sLoad version (also known as Starslord) doesn’t change much, but the fact that the sLoad gang shipped a new version in less than a month after having its operations exposed shows the speed at which malware authors often operate.
The sLoad malware is not something new. It’s a malware strain that has been around for years. The malware is what someone would call a “malware downloader” or “malware dropper.”