Author Topic: StealthWorker Malware Uses Windows, Linux Bots to Hack Websites  (Read 854 times)

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By Sergiu Gatlan

Hackers are running a new campaign which drops the StealthWorker brute-force malware on Windows and Linux machines that end up being used to brute force other computers in a series of distributed brute force attacks.

As unearthed by FortiGuard Labs' Rommel Joven, the StealthWorker Golang-based brute forcer (also known as GoBrut) discovered by Malwarebytes at the end of February is actively being used to target and compromise multiple platforms.

StealthWorker was previously connected to a number of compromised Magento-powered e-commerce websites on which attackers infiltrated skimmers designed to exfiltrate both payment and personal information.

As later discovered, the malware is capable of exploiting a number of vulnerabilities in to infiltrate Magento, phpMyAdmin, and cPanel Content Management Systems (CMSs), as well as brute force its way in if everything else fails.

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