Lemon Duck is a recently found malware that is causing trouble for “cybersecurity”. Here in this post, we will discuss what is “lemon duck“, what can it do, how it can be on your system, and more.
The malware is evolved from a cryptocurrency “botnet“ to a dangerous malware that is capable of harming a machine.
What is Lemon Duck
Lemon duck is the latest found malware that is spreading all over computer systems via the “Internet” or other data transfer devices.
This lemon duck malware is a “computer malware” or says “virus”. So it can cause a serious problem regarding your important and private data. The lemon duck malware is capable of stealing your private information like credentials, can remove security controls, spreading itself through emails, etc.
According to Microsoft, malware is also a “cross-platform” malware so it can attack multiple operating system-based devices like Microsoft windows as well as “Linux-based” machines.
How lemon duck spreads
The Lemon Duck can spreads in a number of ways which makes it more dangerous and gives it the ability to attack a lot of devices. The lemon duck can “replicate” itself and can send it over “phishing emails” or other USB devices like pen-drive, flash drive, or other data transfer devices.
The Lemon Duck also takes advantage of news and events happening in the local as well as global area as well. It can be sent via emails or messages taking advantage of the events going on. Last year it took advantage of “COVID” to spread.
How Lemon Duck Works
Lemon duck can be spread through a number of ways includes spam campaigns, Trojans, fake or unauthorized activation tools, cracked software, untrusted download sites, spammy web pages.
When they are opened, the infection process starts (i.e., download/installation of malware). Trojans are malicious programs, some of which are capable of causing chain infections. “Cracking” tools can download/install malware rather than activating the licensed product.
Fake updaters infect systems by abusing flaws of outdated products and/or simply by installing malicious software, rather than the promised updates.
Malware is often downloaded unintentionally from dubious sources such as unofficial and free file-hosting (freeware) sites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), and other third-party downloaders.