Warning: Poorly Secured Linux SSH Servers Under Attack for Cryptocurrency Mining
It's no secret that cryptocurrencies are a valuable target for hackers. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are all coins worth stealing, and hackers have been working hard to get their hands on them.
One of the most common ways to steal cryptocurrency is through what's known as cryptojacking: installing malicious code on websites and then using the site's visitors' computers to mine for cryptocurrency without their knowledge.
Now, we're seeing another way hackers get into cryptocurrencies: through poorly secured Linux SSH servers. This makes it easier than ever for hackers to access your system and steal your valuable data. According to The Hacker News, "Poorly secured Linux SSH servers are being targeted by bad actors to install port scanners and dictionary attack tools with the goal of targeting other vulnerable servers and co-opting them into a network to carry out cryptocurrency mining and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks."
This is why it's important for Linux admins and infosec professionals to secure their systems properly.
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