A new type of malware is beginning to circulate and attack nationwide, according to GuardiCore, a vendor of software that detects breaches in real time. And, right now, the malware can be detected by only two anti-virus engines.
“This is new malware capable of running on every Windows version from XP through Server 2012 R2,” the company reported in a blog. That means it runs on every single Windows version, “so 100 percent of your Windows endpoints are vulnerable,” says Daniel Goldberg, a security researcher at GuardiCore. The malware has been named Trojan.sysscan.