Security experts have uncovered an incident that involved the Watchbog cryptomining botnet. Attackers exploited CVE-2018-1000861 to establish a foothold on the victim’s network and install Watchbog malware on unpatched systems.
Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered bad actors exploiting an Oracle WebLogic Server deserialization vulnerability CVE-2019-2725 to install a Monero cryptocurrency miner.
Security researchers from Anomali Labs have discovered a new malware dubbed “Linux Rabbit” that has targeted Linux servers and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in Russia, South Korea, the UK, and the US.
Trend Micro security researchers have spotted an Oracle vulnerability that is being abused to deliver dual Monero miner malware. The Oracle WebLogic WLS-WSAT vulnerability (CVE-2017-10271) allows remote code execution and was patched by Oracle back in October.
Security firms have recently seen numerous attacks whose main objective is to infect systems with crypto-mining software in an effort to profit off the rise of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero.
FortiGuard Labs recently discovered that cybercriminals behind VenusLocker ransomware attacks from last year have switched their tactics to now target the cryptocurrency market.