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Splunk details the Monero-Mining malware targeting Windows servers on AWS

Splunk Threat Research Team disclose Yesterday, cryptocurrency mining malware campaigns targeting Windows servers on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Once these instances are compromised, they will be included in an encrypted botnet, which, according to the report, is related to similar activities that were active in 2018.

Splunk explained that the attack relies on the Telegram API, “malicious actors can [use to] Turn the desktop clients of the infected host into bots because they can remotely issue commands and download other tools and payloads. “The campaign effectively uses messaging services as its command and control infrastructure.

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