The campaign, which researchers say began in May 2018, has been targeting Windows machines operating SQL servers.
The Stantinko botnet’s been a menace, infecting computers to mine digital currencies. A recent report has unearthed its stealthy tactics that keep it undetected.
Stantinko botnet is mining Monero on over 500,000 machines, using YouTube and other techniques to evade detection.
The botnet could be used in DDoS attacks by launching sequential attacks on public-facing servers running outdated versions of the search engine software.