Over 100k daily brute-force attacks on RDP in pandemic lockdown

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The number of daily brute-force attacks against Windows remote desktop service has almost doubled during the pandemic lockdown, telemetry data shows. With the increase of remote workers during the COVID-19 period, many users no longer relied on the infrastructure monitored by the company to access sensitive information on the network. Thousands of daily attacks Personal… Read more »

New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

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Security researchers have discovered an ongoing sophisticated botnet campaign that is currently brute-forcing more than 1.5 million publicly accessible Windows RDP servers on the Internet. Dubbed GoldBrute, the botnet scheme has been designed in a way to escalate gradually by adding every new cracked system to its network, forcing them to further find new available RDP… Read more »