Security researchers have discovered a new backdoor trojan targeting Windows computers. Named CowelSnail, this malware appears to be the work of the same group who weaponized the SambaCry vulnerability to install cryptocurrency miners on Linux servers last month. Codewise, CowerSnail is an unusual strain, being coded in Qt, a coding framework for developing cross-OS applications. Qt malware isn’t anything new or groundbreaking, but this type of malware is somewhat rare. According to Kaspersky researcher Sergey Yunakovsky, the CowerSnail malware contains only basic functionality, and at the moment it can be only used as a backdoor to infected hosts.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer