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Abcbot Botnet Linked to Operators of Xanthe Cryptomining malware

New research into the infrastructure behind an emerging DDoS botnet named Abcbot has uncovered links with a cryptocurrency-mining botnet attack that came to light in December 2020. Attacks involving Abcbot, firstdisclosedby Qihoo 360’s Netlab security team in November 2021, aretriggeredvia a malicious shell script that targets insecure cloud instances operated by cloud service providers such