CRYPTOJACKINGCAMPAIGN USES FIVE-YEAR-OLD VULNERABILITY TO RAKE IN MONERO

A nearly five-year-old vulnerability is reportedly being used to infect Linux servers with a crypto mining malware that’s allowing hackers to use them to mine privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR), according to US-based cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

The cryptojacking campaign is mainly targeting publicly accessible x86-64 Linux servers throughout the world, with the most affected countries being Japan, Taiwan, China, the United States, and India.

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