HeadCrab 2.0 Goes Fileless, Targeting Redis Servers for Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity researchers have detailed an updated version of the malware HeadCrab that’s known to target Redis database servers across the world since early September 2021.

The development, which comes exactly a year after the malware was first publicly disclosed by Aqua, is a sign that the financially-motivated threat actor behind the campaign is actively adapting and refining their tactics and techniques to stay ahead of the detection curve.

The cloud security firm said that “the campaign has almost doubled the number of infected Redis servers,” with an additional 1,100 compromised servers, up from 1,200 reported at the start of 2023.

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Source: The Hacker News