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Crypto Miners Using Tox P2P Messenger as Command and Control Server

Threat actors have begun to use the Tox peer-to-peer instant messaging service as a command-and-control method, marking a shift from its earlier role as a contact method for ransomware negotiations.
The findings from Uptycs, which analyzed an Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) artifact (“72client”) that functions as a bot and can run scripts on the compromised host using the Tox protocol.
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Source:: The Hackers News