New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

    Date 07 Jun 2019
    Category Server Security
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    Posted By Brittany Day
    Rdp Brute Force

    Security researchers have discovered an ongoing sophisticated botnet campaign that is currently brute-forcing more than 1.5 million publicly accessible Windows RDP servers on the Internet.

    Dubbed GoldBrute, the botnet scheme has been designed in a way to escalate gradually by adding every new cracked system to its network, forcing them to further find new available RDP servers and then brute force them.

    To fly under the radar of security tools and malware analysts, attackers behind this campaign command each infected machine to target millions of servers with a unique set of username and password combination so that a targeted server receives brute force attempts from different IP addresses.

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