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XMRig-based Cryptomining Worm with 15% Speed Boost.

Aug 11, 2021

A new strain of the Golang cryptoworm has been discovered spreading Moneromining malware to computers. The cryptoworm is based on XMRig and takes use of known web server flaws.

The worm examines Unix and Linuxbased web servers for known vulnerabilities, such as Oracle WebLogic Server or XMLRPC Server. Furthermore, the payload binaries have the ability to reduce the mining time by 15%.