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Oracle app server hack let one attacker mine $226,000 worth of cryptocoins

posted onJanuary 10, 2018
by l33tdawg

In a report published on January 7 by SANS Technology Institute, Morphus Labs researcher Renato Marinho revealed what appears to be an ongoing worldwide hacking campaign by multiple attackers against PeopleSoft and WebLogic servers that leverages a Web application server vulnerability patched by Oracle late last year.

These attackers aren't stealing data from victims, however—at least as far as anyone can tell. Instead, the exploit is being used to mine cryptocurrencies. In one case, according to analysis posted today by SANS Dean of Research Johannes B. Ullrich, the attacker netted at least 611 Monero coins (XMR)—$226,000 dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency.

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