Sysrv Botnet Deploys Cryptominers on Vulnerable Windows and Linux Servers, Microsoft Warns

According to Microsoft, the Sysrv botnet is actively targeting vulnerable Windows and Linux servers by abusing vulnerabilities in the Spring Framework and WordPress with the goal of deploying crypto miners.

A new botnet variant tracked as Sysrv-K discovered by Redmond has come with extra capabilities such as scanning for unpatched WordPress and Spring deployments.

After finding the vulnerable servers, Sysrv infects them with Monero miners and self-spreader malware payloads.

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