Written By Shiran Bareli

Over the last few days, Imperva researchers have monitored the emergence of a new botnet, one whose primary activity is performing different DDoS attacks and mining cryptocurrency. It also acts as a worm trying to extend its reach by scanning specific subnets and ports and using different remote code execution (CVE) vulnerabilities in an effort to infect them.

This particular botnet attack is unique given its rapid exploitation of the latest web vulnerabilities as a way to extend its reach and size.

The first recorded attack attempt took place on January 8. …

Imperva Research Labs

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