New Monero-Mining Botnet Targets Android Devices for Crypto-Mining

Over the weekend, a new botnet has been discovered and it’s been targeting Android devices by scanning for debug ports that are open so it can infiltrate victims’ devices with a malware that mines the Monero cryto-currency.

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the botnet was first discovered and was targeting port 5555 which is the port used by the operating system’s native Android Debug Bridge or ADBL on devices that are running the Android OS. ADBL is a debugging interface that grants access to some of the most sensitive features of the operating system.

According to security researchers from Qihoo 360’s Network Security Research Lab [NetLab] division, until now, only de…
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