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Microsoft servers are being hijacked to boost proxies

Hackers have been found installing malware on Microsoft SQL servers (opens in new tab) in order to monetize the endpoints’ bandwidth. 

Findings from Ahnlab discovered a special type of malware, called proxyware, which turns the host device into a proxy (opens in new tab) server that remote users can use for different things, from testing, to content distribution. 

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