The insidious nature of difficult-to-detect, multiple strains of malware working in tandem to unleash complete obliteration is on full display with the dropper Legion Loader.

The quantity and variety of malware earned its reference as a “Hornet’s Nest,” explained report author Shaul Vilkomir-Preisman, an Israel-based malware & cyber intelligence expert at Deep Instinct, which said it recently prevented a malicious dropper from infecting the customer’s environment.

The campaign, which focused simultaneously on both U.S. and European targets, is “a grab-bag of multiple types of info-stealers, backdoors, a file-less crypto-currency stealer built into the dropper, and occasionally a crypto-miner,” wrote Vilkomir-Preisman.

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