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Cryptomining Malware Uninstalls Cloud Security Products
« on: January 18, 2019, 01:29:56 AM »

Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
January 17, 2019 9:03 am

New samples of cryptomining malware performs a never-before-seen function: uninstalling cloud security products.

Researchers say they have discovered a unique malware family capable of gaining admin rights on targeted systems by uninstalling cloud-security products. Instances of the malicious activity are tied to coin-mining malware targeting Linux servers.

Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, which published the report Thursday, said that the malware samples it found do not compromise, end-run or attack the security and monitoring products in question; they rather simply uninstall them from compromised Linux servers.

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