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New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

June 26, 2020


A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it into a cryptomining client and could use it to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

The malware author named the bot Satan DDoS, but Palo Alto Network’s Unit42 researchers dubbed it Lucifer because there’s another malware with the same name, the Satan Ransomware.

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