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New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

By Swati Khandelwal 07 Jun 2019 at 14:06

Security researchers have discovered an ongoing sophisticated botnet campaign that is currently brute-forcing more than 1.5 million publicly accessible Windows RDP servers on the Internet. Dubbed GoldBrute, the botnet scheme has been designed in a way to escalate gradually by adding every new cracked system to its network, forcing them to further find new available RDP servers and then brute force them.

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