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What are “WannaMine” attacks, and how do I avoid them?

There’s a hot security news topic right now that combines the ETERNALBLUE exploit and cryptomining.

ETERNALBLUE is infamous for having been used in the WannaCry worm, so the combination of this method of breaking in, followed by a cryptomining payload, has been dubbed WannaMine.

WannaMine attacks aren’t a new thing, but the number of enquiries our Support team are receiving from people wanting to know about the issue has risen sharply this year.

Support asked us if we’d make a Facebook Live video about it…so here it is:

(Can’t see the video directly above this line, or getting an error such as “no longer available”? Watch on Facebook instead.)

Note. With most browsers, you don’t need a Facebook account to watch the video, and if you do have an account you don’t need to be logged in. If you can’t hear the sound, try clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the video player to unmute.


Source : Naked Security

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