KingMiner Malware Targets Windows Servers and Uses 100% CPU To Mine Monero


KingMiner Malware

KingMiner malware targets Windows server and utilizes entire CPU resources to mine Monero. The malware primarily targets Microsoft Servers using IIS\SQL.

The malware was first identified in June 2018, security researchers form Checkpointdetected new version of KingMiner with significant that bypass several detection engines.

KingMiner malware gains access to the machines by using brute force method to download Windows Scriptlet file (.sct) on the victim’s machine.

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