The top-ranked cyber-espionage program in the world has been compromised, and a botnet of more than a dozen computer systems was infected with malware.
The FBI has launched an investigation into the breach, and has warned computer security experts of a new, sophisticated strain of malware dubbed the “Key Fob Programming Language,” or KFPL, which can be used to execute commands that target computers across the globe.
The Key Fob programming language is designed to execute malicious code on a computer, and can be easily modified to change the malware’s behavior.
The KFLL malware was discovered and analyzed by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which released a detailed report about the malware on Tuesday.
“This is the largest ever KFBL exploit.
The malware has been actively exploited by the KFML [key fobs] botnet for months, and is capable of executing arbitrary commands on target computers,” the firm wrote.
CrowdStrike said it was aware of the KFC malware, which is a different type of malware.
Citing unnamed sources, CrowdStrike wrote that KFC is “more sophisticated, more sophisticated than the other variants.”
The malware is not believed to be directly related to the attack on the DNC and was not discovered until the FBI began investigating the breach.
Criminals are now using KFC to target the U.S. government, Crowdstrike said, adding that it is possible that the KFKL is a new and improved variant of the malware.
In a statement, the FBI said that the agency is aware of several active cases of KFKLL in the wild, and believes the malware was created in 2016.
“As we have seen time and time again, this malware is highly malleable, and capable of modifying the behavior of its target.
In addition, the KFBLL malware has a large number of exploits and is designed for use by individuals or small groups of individuals to attack critical infrastructure, including power plants and dams, military facilities, and public transit systems,” the statement said.”
Criminally active cases have also been discovered in China, India, Iran, Pakistan, and elsewhere,” it added.