New Migo Malware Targeting Redis Servers for Cryptocurrency Mining

A new malware campaign has been noticed that aims to mine cryptocurrency on compromised Linux machines by first targeting Redis servers.

According to a technical analysis by Cado security researcher Matt Muir, “this particular campaign involves the use of a number of novel system weakening techniques against the data store itself.”

The virus known as Migo, a Golang ELF program with compile-time obfuscation and persistence on Linux systems, is what makes the cryptojacking assault possible.

The campaign was discovered, according to the cloud security provider, after it saw a “unusual series of commands” directed at its Redis honeypots, which are designed to weaken security read more New Migo Malware Targeting Redis Servers for Cryptocurrency Mining.

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