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.
Hackers have attacked over 1,400 Apache Solr servers late last month to install a cryptocurrency miner. Researchers say the attack resembles a similar campaign discovered back in January that targeted systems running unpatched Oracle WebLogic software. In that attack, hackers installed a mining rig used to mine Monero cryptocurrency.
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.