Novel PURPLEURCHIN attack uses multiple clouds for cryptojacking

John Leonard
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Novel PURPLEURCHIN attack uses multiple clouds for cryptojacking
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Novel PURPLEURCHIN attack uses multiple clouds for cryptojacking

'This is nothing we have seen before' say security researchers at Sysdig

A new and sophisticated type of cryptojacking operation had been uncovered by the Sysdig Threat Research Team (Sysdig TRT). The operation, which the researchers dub PURPLEURCHIN, is complex and ...

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