Microsoft SQL servers hacked to steal bandwidth for proxy services


Threat actors are turning machines into proxies that are rented out through internet proxy services by installing malware, adware bundles, or even breaking into Microsoft SQL servers.

The threat actors install software known as “proxyware” that uses a device’s internet bandwidth as a proxy server that distant users can utilise for various tasks, such as testing, intelligence gathering, content distribution, or market research. Read More…