New malware uses Windows Subsystem for Linux as an attack vector

Security researchers have discovered a new type of malware that makes use of Windows Subsystem for Linux as a way to stealthily attack systems. Attacks can be carried out using malicious Linux binaries using a technique that was previously just a theoretical proof-of-concept. The new attack vector was discovered by researchers from Black Lotus Labs who describe it as “the first instance of an actor abusing WSL to install subsequent payloads”.

Link: New malware uses Windows Subsystem for Linux as an attack vector
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