According to the report published by cybersecurity firm, Guardicore Labs, a viral Botnet malware, Smominru, has been detected frequently as one of the most spreading entities affecting the Windows operating system across the world. And also the Botnet has been affecting nearly 4,700 PCs every day, with over 90,000 PCs affected worldwide in just August itself.
One of the main reasons for PC networks being affected is due to the failure of the company administrators unable to patch their servers and PC networks. However, it also affects various firms due to logistical shortages, lack of being updated with the latest version, lack of acknowledging the potential of the malware. With causing across the PCs, it has also been spreading across the multiple networks not targeting any particular industry.
The modern Botnet is, however, accessible to the present cybercriminals stands out as one of the most effective techniques in attacking PCs. Botnets can work under the radar for more periods of time stealing funds from the industries across the world.
According to Guardicore’s shared data on Smominru botnet, there are over 4,900 full networks have been infected keeping infected devices even after being quarantined as 25 percent of all infected PCs have been re-infected by Smominru, showing the inability of organizations to act on the root cause of the threat. The malware spreads on company servers using the notorious NSA exploit, EternalBlue, which was behind the WannaCry outbreak.
The origin of the botnet came from crypto mining hacks, the group behind the malware. And this group has succeeded in bringing up new invasive techniques to expand the dimension of Smominru. However, this malware attacks can become difficult to eliminate unless companies or big tech-organizations take necessary act on cyber-security and their IT network security system.