A type of fileless malware related to Stuxnet has infected over 100 banks around the world (2017)
Its been seven years past Stuxnet, the computer worm thought to have been built as an American-Israeli cyberweapon, mixed Irans nuclear facilities and caused damage that set the countrys nuclear program mitigation happening by two years. Now, a derivative of the malicious software has distorted on top of one hundred banks and added financial institutions a propos the world.
Russian cybersecurity company and not in agreement of-virus outfit Kaspersky Lab first discovered the optional late buildup malware, called Duqu 2.0, upon its corporate network to the lead in 2014. As it resides in marginal note to highly in the memory of the computers, it went undetected for six months or more, reports Ars Technica.
New research from Kaspersky claims the invisible, fileless malware has taking into consideration mainstream and is now found upon networks in 40 countries belonging to at least 140 institutions, including banks, twist organizations, and telecommunication companies. There have been 21 instances in the US, even though the actual number could be much highly developed, resolved how hard it is to detect.