2 Year Old Complex Crypto Mining Botnet Identified

2 year Old Complex Crypto Mining Botnet Identified

Guardicore Labs, a cybersecurity firm says it has identified a two-year-old complex crypto mining malware. This is a malicious bot that has remained undetected in crypto mining space for over two years. The revelation comes at a time when scammers are lurking everywhere leveraging on the coronavirus pandemic. There are many crypto-based charities that are seeking help to tame COVID-19 and researchers are waning against the related scams. Crypto mining botnet threat is real Named “Vollgar”, the threat is associated with Vollar (VSD), an upcoming altcoin. However, it is targeting Windows systems that run on MS-SQL servers. According to the cybersecurity firm, there are about half a million machines spread across the globe that run on the associated servers. Although these machines are scarce, their servers provide significant processing power. Of more concern is that the servers store user passwords, names and banking details including critical credit card information. Read More...