Novel Botnet Hunts Down and Destroys Crypto Mining Malware


Security researchers have discovered a new botnet that, rather than posing a threat, seems to be seeking out and destroying a type of crypto‐mining malware.

Called Fbot, the botnet is a variant of one called Satori, which is in turn based on Mirai – a program normally used for DDoS attacks. Unusually, the DDoS module seems to have been deactivated and instead Fbot searches for devices infected with a specific crypto‐jacking malware and replaces it in the system, the report says.

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