New malware attack was able to produce over a million dollars for cybercriminals in under a year

Almost every day a new Monero miner or attack is born. Today Redis and OrientDB servers are affected by a botnet that hijacked around 45000 of them. Since March 2017 the botnet produced for the cybercriminals nearly 1 million dollars. Most of the affected servers are located in China 74% and US 11%. The more affected are Redis databases with an 88% infection rate, followed by OrientDB with 11%.

DDG is the named of the modular Monero miner, and it cracks Redis servers via brute-force attack and OrientDB databases by exploiting the CVE-2017-11467 remote code execution vulnerability.
DDG is the second biggest crypto coins mining botnet discovered active in 2017. He was most active in the past three months when Monero price started going up. Our cybersecurity team says that three wallets were used for Monero mining containing almost 3400 Monero coins in one ($925,000) and another 2428 Monero coins in other two ($660,000).

The DDG has a simple clever design that allows cybercriminals to change its settings in minutes.
The method of operation is simple. After successfully breaking into a server DDG downloads script named i.sh from two remote IP addresses every five minutes. The script has the role to download miner malware file.

Our cybersecurity specialist says that for reliable protection against this malware miner every Redis server owners to use strong passwords, and OrientDB server owners to update them a.s.a.p, also saying that a top cybersecurity solution must protect them both.

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