Feb. 1, 2024, 3:21 p.m. | Helga Labus

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The FritzFrog cryptomining botnet has new potential for growth: a recently analyzed variant of the bot is exploiting the Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228) and PwnKit (CVE-2021-4034) vulnerabilities for lateral movement and privilege escalation. The FritzFrog botnet The FritzFrog botnet, initially identified in August 2020, is a peer-to-peer (rather than centrally-controlled) botnet powered by malware written in Golang. It targets SSH servers by brute-forcing login credentials, and has managed to compromise thousands of them worldwide. “Each compromised host … More →

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