Hackers Claiming of Working Windows 0-Day LPE Exploit

A new claim has surfaced on the internet regarding a zero-day exploit that targets the Windows operating system.

This exploit, which enables local privilege escalation (LPE), could allow attackers to gain elevated access to a user’s system.

A tweet from the Daily Dark Web, which has been circulating online, shows a post from a user named “DangerStyle” advertising the sale of what they claim to be a fresh zero-day exploit.

The post, which includes the ominous watermark “Daily Dark Web,” suggests that the exploit can compromise “ALL VERSIONS OF WINDOWS.”

The Dark Web Connection

The term “Daily Dark Web” implies that the source of this information is a platform known for discussing and potentially trading in cybersecurity vulnerabilities and exploits.

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The asking price for this exploit is a staggering $80,000, indicating the severity and potential impact of the vulnerability.

The seller has provided contact information and urges potential buyers to reach out via Telegram, a messaging app known for its encryption capabilities.

Implications for Windows Users

If the claims are accurate, this zero-day LPE exploit poses a significant risk to individuals and organizations.

Local privilege escalation vulnerabilities allow attackers to gain higher-level permissions on a system, which can lead to data theft, system damage, and further exploitation.

Given these claims, Windows users must stay vigilant and ensure their systems are up-to-date with the latest security patches.

Microsoft has not yet stated this specific exploit, but they typically release security updates to address known vulnerabilities.

Following updates from reputable sources is essential for those interested in staying abreast of cybersecurity threats.

The cybersecurity community, including researchers and official channels like Microsoft’s Security Response Center, is a valuable resource for the latest information on threats and vulnerabilities.

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Divya is a Senior Journalist at Cyber Security news covering Cyber Attacks, Threats, Breaches, Vulnerabilities and other happenings in the cyber world.