Windows vulnerability would allow hackers to subvert PowerShell to bypass the UAC, leaving no trace of having accessed the system.
The ransomware PowerWare that commandeers Microsoft's PowerShell utility to download and run malicious code, now has a variant that mirrors Locky ransomware.
To fly under the radar of security systems, hackers are increasingly using PowerShell, a scripting language inherent in Microsoft systems.
Researchers at FireEye have found that Windows PowerShell, the command-line tool, is vulnerable to two data leaking attacks.
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