self-spreading

self-spreading

Said of a nail having a split shank so that its two or more legs penetrate material in different directions.
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National Security Agency, hackers staged a cyber assault with a self-spreading malware that has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries.
It is the first piece of self-spreading ransomware, said Adam Meyers, a research with cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.
The hackers, who have not come forward to claim responsibility or otherwise been identified, took advantage of a worm, or self-spreading malware, by exploiting a piece of NSA spy code known as "Eternal Blue" that was released last month by a hackers group known as the Shadow Brokers, according to researchers with several private cyber security firms.
Lately some of these have been connected to CRISPR, which can be used to create DNA-slashing viruses or self-spreading gene alterations in insects.
A researcher has reopened the subject of beneficial worms, arguing that the capabilities of self-spreading code could perform better penetration testing inside networks, turning vulnerable systems into distributed scanners.
Most interesting is the appearance of Trojan horse, Clagger-G, in the chart this month at number eight, which is a clear demonstration of mass spamming holding its own against self-spreading malware.
The scientists see the rust as a self-spreading addition to augment current weed-control options.