Microsoft warns over this unusual malware that targets Windows and Linux | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Microsoft warns over this unusual malware that targets Windows and Linux

Microsoft is warning customers about the LemonDuck crypto mining malware which is targeting both Windows and Linux systems and is spreading via phishing emails, exploits, USB devices, and brute force attacks, as well as attacks targeting critical on-premise Exchange Server vulnerabilities uncovered in March.

The group was discovered to be using Exchange bugs to mine for cryptocurrency in May, two years after it first emerged.

Notably, the group behind LemonDuck is taking advantage of high-profile security bugs by exploiting older vulnerabilities during periods where security teams are focussed on patching critical flaws, and even removing rival malware.

"[LemonDuck] continues to use older vulnerabilities, which benefit the attackers at times when focus shifts to patching a popular vulnerability rather than investigating compromise," the Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team note.

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