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Cybercriminals Target Another Legitimate Tool: MYSQL Servers

Cybercriminals Target Another Legitimate Tool: MYSQL Servers

Information Security, IT Support
Cybercriminals Target Another Legitimate Tool: MYSQL Servers The recent discovery by researchers at Sophos that attackers are scanning the internet to find vulnerable MYSQL servers for the purpose of infecting them with the GandCrab ransomware shows that attackers are increasingly targeting legitimate tools as a means to sneak into organizations’ networks. MySQL server is a database platform that uses tables to store data and indexes to sort data and speed up performance. This database platform supports desktop and web applications and runs on either Linux or Windows operating system. GandCrab ransomware, meanwhile, is a particular type of malicious software (malware) designed to lock out legitimate users from their computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Researchers at Sophossaid that they set-up a mocked up insecure MySQL server for…
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Tag: mysql

Cybercriminals Target Another Legitimate Tool: MYSQL Servers

Cybercriminals Target Another Legitimate Tool: MYSQL Servers

Information Security, IT Support
Cybercriminals Target Another Legitimate Tool: MYSQL Servers The recent discovery by researchers at Sophos that attackers are scanning the internet to find vulnerable MYSQL servers for the purpose of infecting them with the GandCrab ransomware shows that attackers are increasingly targeting legitimate tools as a means to sneak into organizations’ networks. MySQL server is a database platform that uses tables to store data and indexes to sort data and speed up performance. This database platform supports desktop and web applications and runs on either Linux or Windows operating system. GandCrab ransomware, meanwhile, is a particular type of malicious software (malware) designed to lock out legitimate users from their computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Researchers at Sophossaid that they set-up a mocked up insecure MySQL server for…
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