New cryptocurrency malware goes to great lengths to target WordPress servers
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Malware uses a mining pool hosted on a Russian VPS company, researchers note
A new strain of cryptomining malware has been spotted in cyberattacks against WordPress installations.

Cybersecurity researchers at Akamai say the malware , dubbed Capoae, is written in the Go programming language, which has become popular with threat actors due to its ability to write easily reusable cross-platform code that runs across Windows 10 , Linux , macOS and Android .

Veteran vulnerability researcher Larry Cashdollar has shared details about Capoae, which is particularly interesting since it makes use of multiple vulnerabilities to gain a foothold in WordPress installations , and repurpose them discreetly to mine cryptocurrencies using the popular XMRig mining software.

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