Lucifer Malware Aims to Become Broad Platform for Attacks

A cybercriminal operation aiming to spread among web-application servers has had moderate success, using compromised systems for Monero cryptomining, to create a botnet for denial-of-service attacks and to further spread into enterprise networks, researchers with Palo Alto Networks said on Wednesday. The developers of the attack tool appear to be aiming to create a general-purpose platform for a wide variety of attacks, from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to cryptomining to the creation of botnets, the company warned.

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