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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Spreading for Weeks via Same Backdoor as WannaCry
16 May 2017, 10:30 am

The same attack kit used in the WannaCry global spread was also used in another attack last month that may have been even larger in size. 

According to Proofpoint's security researcher Kafeine, the attack used the same exploit codenamed EternalBlue, as well as a backdoor called DoublePulsar, both of which were included in those NSA files dumped by Shadow Brokers. Instead of installing ransomware, the campaign was pushing cryptocurrency mining software known as Adylkuzz WannaCry. 

By their estimates, the attack started sometime between April 24 and May 2. Much like the WannaCry ransomware, the campaign was quite efficient at compromising computers that have yet to install the Microsoft updates released back in March to patch the vulnerabilities. 

"In the course of researching the WannaCry campaign, we exposed a lab ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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