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Mingo Malware targets Linux Redis servers for cryptocurrency mining

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  • New Mingo malware is attacking Linux Redis servers to mine cryptocurrency
  • The campaign uses Redis system-weakening commands to disable security features

The Mingo malware campaign, targeting Linux Redis servers, aims to mine cryptocurrency by infiltrating the servers. This malware, called Migo, utilizes Redis system-weakening commands to disable security features and carry out a cryptojacking attack. By disabling configuration options and implementing malicious commands, attackers can compromise the Redis server and install the Migo payload, a compiled binary created with Go code. This payload retrieves and installs the XMRig miner, engaging in cryptocurrency mining and potential damage to the network.

New Mingo Malware Attacking Linux Redis Servers To Mine Cryptocurrency

The Mingo malware campaign, targeting Linux Redis servers, aims to mine cryptocurrency by infiltrating the servers. This malware, called Migo, utilizes Redis system-weakening commands to disable security features and carry out a cryptojacking attack. By disabling configuration options and implementing malicious commands, attackers can compromise the Redis server and install the Migo payload, a compiled binary created with Go code. This payload retrieves and installs the XMRig miner, engaging in cryptocurrency mining and potential damage to the network.

This campaign highlights the importance of securing Redis servers and monitoring for unusual commands or behavior that could indicate a malware attack. Organizations should be vigilant in maintaining the security of their Redis servers to prevent unauthorized access and potential cryptocurrency mining activities by malicious actors.

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