Earlier this year, researchers from Akamai discovered attackers were abusing Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) vulnerabilities to conceal traffic, thus creating a malicious proxy system dubbed "UPnProxy."
Security researchers at Imperva have spotted a new generation of cryptojacking attacks dubbed RedisWannaMine that targets Windows database and application servers. The campain also leverages the leaked NSA exploit EternalBlue to exploit vulnerable Windows systems.
Researchers at Proofpoint have been tracking a massive distributed botnet dubbed Smominru, a Monero cryptocurrency miner, that spreads using the EternalBlue Exploit (CVE-2017-0144).
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.
LG Electronics confirmed that WannaCry ransomware was responsible for last week's infections that took down self-service kiosks.
Hackers allegedly linked to Russian actor APT28 may be linked to a campaign targeting travelers in hotels in Europe and the Middle East, with activity dating back to July 2017.
A free vulnerability scanner, "Eternal Blues", was developed in late June by a security director Elad Erez to scan for Microsoft Windows SMB Server vulnerabilities, such as those exploited by recent WannaCry campaign and EternalBlue-based attacks.