Cado Security Labs Researchers Witness a 600X Increase in P2Pinfect Traffic


P2Pinfect is a cutting-edge peer-to-peer botnet that targets servers hosting publicly accessible instances of Redis. It was discovered by Cado Security Labs researchers in July 2023. Our study at the time showed that the malware was actively being developed and the botnet was just getting started.

Researchers from Cado have been constantly monitoring the spread of this virus since July and have noticed a substantial rise in first access events linked to P2Pinfect. Additionally, it appears that the malware’s creators are continuously improving the functionality of deployed payloads by releasing new variations with small updates at a very regular interval. Researchers from Cado have examined four P2Pinfect payload variations thus far.

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