Hackers are scanning for MySQL servers to deploy GandCrab ransomware

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

At least one Chinese hacking crew is currently scanning the internet for Windows servers that are running MySQL databases so they can infect these systems with the GandCrab ransomware.

These attacks are somewhat unique, as cyber-security firms have not seen any threat actor until now that has attacked MySQL servers running on Windows systems to infect them with ransomware.

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