Linux Botnet Adding BlueKeep-Flawed Windows RDP Servers to Its Target List

    Date25 Jul 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Linux Malware Windows Bluekeep

    Have you heard about the BlueKeep vulnerability that has been discovered in Windows RDP servers? Cybersecurity researchers have identified a new variant of WatchBog, a Linux-based cryptocurrency mining malware botnet, which now also includes a module to scan the Internet for Windows RDP servers vulnerable to the Bluekeep flaw.

    BlueKeep is a highly-critical, wormable, remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Remote Desktop Services that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to take full control over vulnerable systems just by sending specially crafted requests over RDP protocol.

    Though the patches for the BlueKeep vulnerability (CVE–2019-0708) was already released by Microsoft in May this year, more than 800,000 Windows machines accessible over the Internet are still vulnerable to the critical flaw.

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