Linux and IoT devices targeted in recent cryptojacking attack uncovered by Microsoft

  • Hackers use a technique called cryptojacking to leverage Linux-based and IoT systems resources to generate cryptocurrency.
  • The malicious campaign has been tracked back to a ‘cardingforum’ user, asterzeu, primarily targeting the Hiveon OS, a popular operating system among crypto miners.
  • Microsoft warns of potential spread to Windows systems if not properly addressed, urging users to ensure systems are updated and have robust security measures in place.
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