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PyRoMineIoT spreads via EternalRomance exploit and targets targets IoT devices in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Fortinet discovered PyRoMineIoT, a new strain of crypto-currency miner that exploits theNSA-linkedEternalRomanceexploit to spread.

PyRoMineIoT is a new strain of crypto-currency miner that exploits theNSA-linkedEternalRomanceremote code execution exploit to spread, the malware also abuses infected machines to scan for vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

PyRoMineIoT is quite similar to another crypto-currency minerdubbedPyRoMine that was first spotted a few weeks ago, its infections rapidly increased since April, most of them in Singapore, India, Taiwan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Australia.

According to Fortinet, the older miner was improved withsome obfuscation, the latest variant PyRoMine is hosted on the same IP address 212[.]83.190[.]122, and both variants leverage the EternalRomance implementation found on theExploit Databasewebsite.

PyRoMineIoT is delivered from a website disguised as security updates for web browsers.

Once the PyRoMineIoTmalware has compromised a...(continued)

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