Tuesday, May 17, 2022

No Longer Just Theory: Black Lotus Labs Uncovers Linux Executables Deployed as Stealth Windows Loaders – Lumen

Executive Summary

In April 2016, Microsoft shocked the PC world when it announced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). WSL is a supplemental feature that runs a Linux image in a near-native environment on Windows, allowing for functionality like command line tools from Linux without the over-head of a virtual machine. While this new functionality was welcomed by developers for the freedom it offers to leverage open-source software, it is also a new attack surface threat actors can – and do – …

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