Darkreading.com reported that “A botnet focused on cryptomining, spamming, and defacement has infected hundreds of thousands of websites running popular content management systems (CMSes)…”  The October 22, 2020 article entitled “Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites” included these comments:

The botnet, dubbed KashmirBlack, uses a modular infrastructure that includes features such as load balancing communications with command-and-control servers and storing files on cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and GitHub, to speed access to any new code updates for the systems infected with the software.

The KashmirBlack botnet mainly infects popular CMS platforms, exploiting dozens of known vulnerabilities on targeted servers and performing millions of attacks per day on average…

Bad news, but not a surprise!

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