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New Migo Malware Targeting Redis Servers for Cryptocurrency Mining
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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. Get up to date on the latest ...
Warning: Poorly Secured Linux SSH Servers Under Attack for Cryptocurrency Mining
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Warning: Poorly Secured Linux SSH Servers Under Attack for Cryptocurrency Mining

Malicious actors are using weakly secured Linux SSH servers as a target to install dictionary attack tools and port scanners in an attempt to take down other weaker servers and use them as part of a network for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults and cryptocurrency mining. "In a report released on Tuesday, the AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center (ASEC) stated that threat actors have the option to install solely scanners and then sell the compromised IP and account credentials on the dark web." Using a method known as dictionary attack, adversaries attempt to guess a server's SSH credentials by sifting through a list of frequently used username and password combinations. If the brute-force attack is successful, the threat actor will use other software, such as scan...