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Fresh wave of mutating Qakbot malware brings down enterprise networks

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The malware is able to lock out companies from accessing their networks as well as infecting neighboring systems.

 

By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day |

 

The Qakbot malware is making a comeback with a new campaign targeting enterprise players to disrupt operations and lock companies out of their own systems.

 

On Tuesday, researchers from Cylance said that Qakbot, an information-stealing Trojan and backdoor malware that targets the Microsoft Windows operating system and 64-bit browsers with a particular slant towards business users, is back with a new campaign — and thanks to a re-write from the ground up, is even nastier than before.

 

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