Researchers at cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks,have identified a new variant of the cryptominer malware ‘Golang’ targeting both Windows and Linux machines. The new malware variant is aiming at mining the Monero cryptocurrency using a known miner, XMRig. While the volume is still low, the researchers have recognised only seven IP addresses linked to this new malware variant so far, all based out of China. It has also been noticed that the Golang malware focuses on attacking web application frameworks, application servers, and non-HTTP services such as Redis and MSSQL, instead of targeting the end-users. The previous variants of the malware have targeted only Linux machines, the Golang variation is also attacking Windows machines using a new pool of exploits like
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