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Chinese malware intended to infect USB drives accidentally infects networked storage too

June 23, 2023

Malware intended to spread on USB drives is unintentionally infecting networked storage devices, according to infosec vendor Checkpoint.

The software nasty comes from a group called Camaro Dragon that Checkpoint’s researchers on Thursday suggested conduct campaigns similar to those run by China’s Mustang Panda and LuminousMoth attack gangs.

Checkpoint regards Camaro Dragon as most interested in Asian targets – its code includes features designed to hide it from SmadAV, an antivirus solution popular in the region.

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