Abcbot botnet is linked to Xanthe cryptojacking group

Researchers have forged a “clear” link between the Abcbot botnet and a well-established cryptojacking cybercriminal group.

First discovered In July 2021 by Netlab 360, the Abcbot botnet began as a simple scanner that used basic credential stuffing attacks and known vulnerability exploits to compromise vulnerable Linux systems.

However, the developers quickly updated their creation to include self-update mechanisms, exploit kits, worm functionality, and a total of nine distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack functions.

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Source: ZDNet