Trend Micro, in a blog post, reports that a group of hackers calling themselves Outlaw has returned after months and is attacking servers with feeble security levels. However, presently it is using upgraded malware which initially taints systems to use their calculation power to covertly mine cryptocurrency and afterward kills the cryptocurrency miners working at the time.
Attackers Switching Between China, the US and Europe
The returned hacking group is currently focusing on corporate systems that need genuine cyber protection or have not yet upgraded their security systems. The Outlaw group is presently using a redesigned set of malware and target systems that mine virtual currencies.
The hacking group first ‘introduced itself to the world’ in 2018 and, in the course of the most recent year, have been improving and testing their new gear while attacking crypto excavators in China.
However, the group of Outlaw hackers have moved to the US and Europe this year.
Upgraded Malware Kills Miners
The upgraded botnet taints corporate servers and deletes the current crypto mining software on them. The Trend Micro cyber research group have been concentrating the programmers from Outlaw for quite a while. The examples they managed to find say that the Outlaw hackers are additionally using their botnet for stealing information from servers used by companies in the financial sector so as to sell it later on.
In any case, the examination says that the hackers are not just going to attack corporate servers that have not yet been upgraded. The specialists additionally notice they discovered directions for Android APKs and Android Debug Bridge. These can make Android-fueled TVs start mining cryptocurrency without the proprietors knowing.