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Monero-mining botnet targets orgs through recent MS Exchange vulnerabilities

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Apr
2021
Monero-mining botnet targets orgs through recent MS Exchange vulnerabilities

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The recent Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities might have initially been exploited by a government-backed APT group, but cybercriminals soon followed suit, using them to deliver ransomware and grow their botnet.

One perpetrator of the latter activities is Prometei, a cross-platform (Windows, Linux), modular Monero-mining botnet that seems to have flown under the radar for years.

The attackers’ modus operandi

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