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Monero Mining Campaign Exploits Vulnerable Docker Services with 9Hits Viewer Twist

A novel campaign has emerged, targeting vulnerable Docker services with threat actors deploying the XMRig cryptocurrency miner alongside the 9Hits Viewer software as part of a multifaceted monetization strategy. Cloud security firm Cado highlights that this marks the first documented case of malware employing the 9Hits application as a payload, indicating a strategic shift by […]

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Apache Hadoop Exploitation: Unveiling a Monero Cryptominer Threat

Security analysts have uncovered a highly targeted attack centering around Apache Hadoop, a widely-used open-source distributed storage and processing framework. The assailants leverage a known misconfiguration in Hadoop’s YARN ResourceManager, enabling the creation and execution of applications without proper authentication. The attack follows a distinct pattern, involving an unauthenticated request to initiate a new application

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Cryptojacking Unveiled: Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Mining Poses Threats to Individuals and Enterprises

January 10, 2023. Cryptojacking, the covert use of an individual’s or organization’s computing power for cryptocurrency mining, poses a significant threat. This unauthorized practice often involves malware installed through phishing or code snippets inserted into ads or web pages. Cybercriminals exploit victims’ resources to mine cryptocurrency without the associated costs, leading to compromised system performance

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