New Cryptomining Threat Could Overshadow #WannaCry

Security experts are warning of a potentially larger scale malware campaign than WannaCry making use of the same NSA exploits to install cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz. This campaign – which actually predates WannaCry by at least a fortnight and possibly more – was spotted by Proofpoint, which said it’s being launched from multiple virtual private servers scanning the internet on a massive scale for targets on TCP port 445.

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