Microsoft: Sysrv botnet targets Windows, Linux servers with new exploits>

Microsoft says the Sysrv botnet is now exploiting vulnerabilities in the Spring Framework and WordPress to ensnare and deploy cryptomining malware on vulnerable Windows and Linux servers.

Redmond discovered a new variant (tracked as Sysrv-K) that has been upgraded with more capabilities, including scanning for unpatched WordPress and Spring deployments.

“The new variant, which we call Sysrv-K, sports additional exploits and can gain control of web servers” by exploiting various vulnerabilities, the Microsoft Security Intelligence team said in a Twitter thread.

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