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Antivirus Experts Discover Malware Samples Designed to Exploit Meltdown and Spectre

It looks like the Meltdown and Spectre fiasco is only just getting warmed up. Security researchers at antivirus testing firm AV-TEST have discovered more than 130 samples of malware that attempts to leverage the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The malware samples analysed by AV-TEST appear to be mostly Poof-of-Concept code, and still in the research phase, however, it is believed that cyber criminals will be similarly experimenting with malware that utilises these vulnerabilities.

Meltdown and Spectre will haunt IT systems for years to come, potentially, as between them they can affect most processors in use since 1995

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