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Researchers Discover New PlugX Malware Variant Spreading via Removable USB Devices

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Jan
2023
Researchers Discover New PlugX Malware Variant Spreading via Removable USB Devices

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Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a PlugX sample that employs sneaky methods to infect attached removable USB media devices in order to propagate the malware to additional systems.

“This PlugX variant is wormable and infects USB devices in such a way that it conceals itself from the Windows operating file system,” Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers Mike Harbison and Jen Miller-Osborn said. “A user would not know their USB device is infected or possibly used to exfiltrate data out of their networks.”

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