Elasticsearch Faces Mining Malware Threat

A famous search engine Elasticsearch is now under threat of taken over by cryptocurrency mining botnet which can cause DDoS attack. The cybersecurity firm which has analysed the malware strain, Trend Micro explained, “Many of the malicious traffic or attacks that we see targeting Elasticsearch are relatively straightforward, and more often than not, profit-driven. An attacker looks for insecure or misconfigured servers or exploit old vulnerabilities, then drop the final payloads that typically consist of cryptocurrency-mining malware or even ransomware.”

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