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New Capoae Malware Infiltrates WordPress Sites and Installs Backdoored Plugin

September 21, 2021

A recently discovered wave of malware attacks has been spotted using a variety of tactics to enslave susceptible machines with easy-to-guess administrative credentials to co-opt them into a network with the goal of illegally mining cryptocurrency.

“The malware’s primary tactic is to spread by taking advantage of vulnerable systems and weak administrative credentials. Once they’ve been infected, these systems are then used to mine cryptocurrency,” Akamai security researcher Larry Cashdollar said in a write-up published last week.

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