Tag: SambaCry

Criminals Leverage SambaCry Vulnerability to Gain Backdoor Access to NAS Devices

Computers are no longer the only devices susceptible to attacks. We have seen various types of malware targeting Internet of Things devices in recent months. It now appears that there is a new SambaCry vulnerability, capable of¬†exploiting NAS devices. These devices can easily be backdoored by this exploit. NAS Devices Are at Risk of Getting Hacked Many people have a NAS device somewhere at home. These Network Attached Storage devices …
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Criminals Hijack Linux Servers Through SambaCry Exploit to Mine Monero

It would appear internet criminals favor mining Monero by distributing malware which exploits operating system vulnerabilities. Similar to the WannaCry ransomware attack, there is now a SambraCry attack. This particular exploit is leveraged against Linux servers, which are then hijacked and begin mining Monero. So far, around $5,400 worth of XMR has been mined already, albeit the official number may be much higher. Criminals Favor Mining Monero over Bitcoin If …
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