Researchers Reveal Abcbot’s Connection With Xanthe Malware

Cado Security confirmed a link between the Abcbot botnet and cryptomining attacks by the Xanthe malware group after analyzing similarities within the code and feature-sets of both the malware families. Experts added that cybercriminals could be slowly doing away with cryptomining attacks to adopt traditional botnet functionality of pursuing DDoS attacks.

Researchers Reveal Abcbot’s Connection With Xanthe Malware
Cado Security confirmed a link between the Abcbot botnet and cryptomining attacks by the Xanthe malware group after analyzing similarities within the code and feature-sets of both the malware families. Experts added that cybercriminals could be slowly doing away with cryptomining attacks to adopt traditional botnet functionality of pursuing DDoS attacks.