Active Campaign Exploits Critical Apache Struts 2 Flaw in the Wild

A Monero cryptomining script is spreading in an ongoing campaign using the recently disclosed critical remote command-execution flaw.

It was only a matter of time before attacks were seen in the wild, and now it’s happened. A known threat actor has mounted a large cryptomining campaign using the recently disclosed Apache Struts 2 critical remote code-execution vulnerability. It uses a new malware designed for persistence and stealth, dubbed CroniX.

The malware’s snappy name comes from the fact that it uses the Cron tool for persistence and Xhide for launching executables with fake process names, according to researchers at F5 Labs, who analyzed the campaign.

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Source: ThreatPost