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New PseudoManuscrypt Malware Infected Over 35,000 Computers in 2021

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Dec
2021
New PseudoManuscrypt Malware Infected Over 35,000 Computers in 2021

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Industrial and government organizations, including enterprises in the military-industrial complex and research laboratories, are the targets of a new malware botnet dubbed PseudoManyscrypt that has infected roughly 35,000 Windows computers this year alone.

The name comes from its similarities to the Manuscrypt malware, which is part of the Lazarus APT group’s attack toolset, Kaspersky researchers said, characterizing the operation as a “mass-scale spyware attack campaign.” The Russian cybersecurity company said it first detected the series of intrusions in June 2021.

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