December 19, 2017

Linux And Windows Machines Being Attacked By “Zealot” Campaign To Mine Cryptocurrency

As the cryptocurrency craze is reaching new heights, cybercriminals are looking for new methods to steal digital coins. In the past, we have seen methods like crypto jacking and spearphishing attacks. In a related development, security researchers have found a new malware campaign to mine cryptocurrency.

Named Zealot Campaign, this malware targets Linux and Windows machines on an internal network. The most noticeable property of Zealot is the use of NSA’s EternalBlue and EternalSynergy exploits.

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