Attackers Targeting MS-SQL Servers to Steal Bandwidth for Proxy Services

A number of factors have emerged over the past few years that have allowed the attackers to generate handsome revenue, including the following:- Bundles that include adware Malware Invading vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers Here, the cybersecurity researchers at Ahnlab have claimed that the compromised devices are converted into proxies, which are then rented by the proxy services to access internet services. When the attackers wish to steal the bandwidth of a device, they will install software known as:- proxyware While this software functions as a proxy server on behalf of that device so that it can make use of its available internet bandwidth.

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