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Monero-Mining Botnet Exploits Bugs in Oracle WebLogic and Drupal Facebook

A Chinese crypto-mining botnet is taking advantage of vulnerabilities in Oracle WebLogic and Drupal

According to Bleeping Computer, a Chinese botnet has exploited some bugs in Oracle WebLogic, a popular server for running enterprise applications, and content management system Drupal.

Its report cites the findings of Mountain View-based cloud cybersecurity provider Lacework that a new version of the malware.

Dubbed “Muhstik,” the botnet in question has been around since March 2018. It is infamous for attacking Linux-based services like WordPress as well as devices powered by the internet of things (IoT) technology.

Like a slew of similar botnets, Muhstik relies on XMRig, an open-source CPU miner for privacy coin Monero (XMR), for monetization purposes.

The botnet receives an instruction to download the miner from command-and-control (C&C) servers, according to researcher Chris Hall:

“Usually Muhstik will be instructed to download an XMRrig miner and a scanning module. The scanning module is used for growing the botnet through targeting other Linux servers and home routers.”

 

Based on its malware upload paths, Muhstik was attributed to a Chinese firm. Its C&C also shares that same SSL certificate with a site devoted to a popular anime character.

As reported by U.Today, the Stantinko gang adopted innovative techniques to obfuscate their cryptojacking operations earlier this year.

Last year, French cyberpolice shut down a botnet that was responsible for infecting hundreds of thousands Windows computers around the globe.

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