Weeks Before WannaCry, Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet Was Using Windows SMB Exploit

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) A security researcher has just discovered a stealthy cryptocurrency-mining malware that was also using Windows SMB vulnerability at least two weeks before the outbreak of WannaCry ransomware attacks.

According to Kafeine, a security researcher at Proofpoint, another group of cyber criminals was using the same EternalBlue exploit, created by the NSA and dumped last month by the Shadow Brokers,

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