Microsoft SQL servers hacked to spread ransomware


Cybersecurity consultants have noticed a brand new hacking marketing campaign profiting from poorly secured MS-SQL servers to ship the Trigona ransomware (opens in new tab).

Researchers from South Korean agency AhnLab noticed the risk actors scanning for internet-exposed Microsoft SQL servers after which making an attempt to entry them both through brute-force or dictionary assaults. These assaults work if the servers have easy, easy-to-guess passwords, and by automating the login course of, the hackers can breach quite a few servers with ease.