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An Oracle WebLogic vulnerability fixed in October last year is being exploited on unpatched machines to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency, and other lesser-known imaginary coins. Writing for the the SANS Technology Institute, Renato Marinho, chief research officer at Morphus Labs, on Monday said a recently disclosed software bug …

  1. David 132 Silver badge
    Happy

    "Imaginary money"

    .."Fantasy coins"... thank you, I thought I was the only person in the entire world who hadn't been swept up in tulipblockchain mania.

    Mind you, it could be argued that traditional fractional reserve banking is no less "imaginary".

    I used to invest in old rusty Italian cars - Tipos, Pandas, Stradas - until I realized that fiat currency is no good either.

    1. katrinab Silver badge

      Re: "Imaginary money"

      I too have not been swept up in this mania.

  2. Kabukiwookie Silver badge
    Mushroom

    Unfortunately for those people who didn't patch this.

    With Meltdown/Spectre, your private keys and customer data are now wide open as well... Monero 'mining' will be the least of your problems.

  3. Alistair
    Windows

    This guy deserves full credit.

    If only for this line:

    "This isn’t a surprise since many organizations are moving their most critical data to the cloud to make it easier for the bad guys to get to it,"

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