Known as Fbot, the botnet appears to be based on derivative software from Mirai, an application generally used in DDoS attacks. In this case, the botnet searches for cryptojacking malware before replacing its code, thereby neutering its bad effects.
Security researchers have identified “hundreds of Indian sites,” including that of the director of municipal administration of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Macherla municipality, that have been infected by a cryptojacking malware.
It’s barely a week, and Monero (XMR) is on the spotlight again. According to recent reports, a malicious malware has been attacking over 200,000 routers in Brazil to mine the privacy-centric cryptocurrency.
Privacy-centric altcoin Monero was discovered to have been carrying a bug that allows hackers to steal coins directly from cryptocurrency exchanges.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit has withdrawn support for five cryptocurrencies, following a similar decision in recent days from Japan’s Coincheck exchange.
Researchers found deep packet inspection middleboxes on Telecom Egypt which were similar to those found on Türk Telekom.