The Russians are at it again: Zebrocy backdoor malware is evolving, Uncle Sam warns close to eve of presidential election

The Register

The US government, in full pre-presidential election high alert, has issued a warning about an evolved strain of backdoor malware from a Russian offensive cyber unit.

The Zebrocy backdoor, warned the CISA infosec agency, has evolved – and while the agency didn’t explicitly link it to Russia, previous research from the private sector made it abundantly clear who the malware’s operators are.

Two Windows executables identified as a new variant of the Zebrocy backdoor were submitted for analysis. The file is designed to allow a remote operator to perform various functions on the compromised system, said the CISA in an advisory published overnight.

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