Linux Servers

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2021
WatchDog botnet targets Windows and Linux servers in cryptomining campaign

PaloAlto Network warns of the WatchDog botnet that uses exploits to take over Windows and Linux servers and mine cryptocurrency. Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks uncovered a cryptojacking botnet, tracked as WatchDog, that is targeting Windows and Linux systems. WatchDog is one of the largest and longest-lasting Monero cryptojacking operations uncovered by security experts, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2018
A new massive cryptomining campaign target Linux servers exploiting old flaw

Trend Micro uncovered a new crypto mining campaign targeting Linux servers that exploit the CVE-2013-2618 flaw in Cacti’s Network Weathermap plug-in, which system administrators use to visualize network activity. Security firm Trend Micro uncovered new crypto mining campaign, a cybercriminal gang has made nearly $75,000 by installing a Monero miner on vulnerable Linux servers. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2018
Chaos backdoor, a malicious code that returns from the past targets Linux servers

Security experts from GoSecure, hackers are launching SSH brute-force attacks on poorly secured Linux servers to deploy a backdoor dubbed Chaos backdoor. “This post describes a backdoor that spawns a fully encrypted and integrity checked reverse shell that was found in our SSH honeypot,” states the report published by GoSecure. “We named the backdoor ‘Chaos’, following the name […]