Exploiting Vulnerable Servers
According to We Live Security, a legitimate open source Monero central processing unit (CPU) miner called xmrig was released in May. Threat actors then copied the code and made very few changes to develop the malware.
They added some hardcoded command-line arguments representing the attacker’s wallet address as well as the mining pool URL. The fraudsters also shut down any other xmrig that may have been running to eliminate competition for CPU resources.
Source: Malware Mines Monero on Vulnerable Servers
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