Cryptomining malware targets unpatched servers

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Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting unpatched server vulnerabilities to infect machines with cryptomining malware, according to a new report. The study from Check Point Software Technologies sees cryptomining malware dominate Check Point’s Top Ten Most Wanted Malware Index, the Coinhive variant retains the top spot with a global reach of 16 percent. Cryptoloot — another crypto-mining malware — is close behind with a global reach of 14 percent, while the Roughted malvertising malware came in third (11 percent). Two unpatched server vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (CVE-2017-7269) and Oracle Web Logic (CVE-2017-10271) are being targeted in order to illicitly mine…

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