Did you know that malicious hackers may be using your website to illegally mine digital currency, even though your company doesn’t handle Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies? Hackers recently infected Tesla’s AWS cloud storage with cryptocurrency-mining malware.
Even the internal server used for developing prototypes and new products at SEWORKS was targeted. In our case (and since we are security experts), we noticed our server was running slowly. After thoroughly analyzing the server, we uncovered a XMR mining code (XMR is Monero) and shut down the attack before any damage occurred.
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