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WannaMine Attacks on the rise

Categories: Security

Not exactly a “new” attack, but now being reported far more often is the “WannaMine” attack.  WannaMine is like ransomware, but instead of locking up your data and demanding a ransom, it uses your computer for cryptocurrency mining.

WannaMine is uses a well known exploit ETERNALBLUE as a mechanism to install a CryptoMining payload on your computer(s).

The goal for the hacker is to install the CryptoMining software on as many machines as possible to leverage your power and CPU processing to mine for cryptocurrency.

Sophos posted an informative video about WannaMine that explains it very well.

 

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