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IoT

Hackers use Mirai botnet to, slowly, mine bitcoins with IoT devices

Security researchers have unearthed code in a Mirai botnet enabling it to mine for bitcoins using IoT devices. Researchers at IBM’s X-force found late last month the functionality in a variant of the ELF Linux/Mirai malware. The bitcoin attack started on 20 March, peaking on 25 March, but three days later the activity subsided. What…

Windows

Zero-day on Windows Server 2003 could affect up to 600,000 servers

A vulnerability has been discovered in Windows Server 2003 running IIS6 by two security researchers at the South China University of Technology, but Microsoft said it won’t issue a patch even though up to 600,000 servers could be running the unsupported software. The researchers posted a proof-of-concept exploit for the zero-day to Github. The flaw is…

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