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Hello Kitty Malware cryptojacking Drupal websites

Joel Mathew

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Kitty Malware cryptojacking Drupal websites
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According to sources, Hello Kitty malware is targeting websites based on Drupal network in order to mine cryptocurrency. The servers under control of the updated kitty malware are been attacking and creating back-ends to infect other servers.

According to a recent research by Imperva Incapsula, an online security company, Kitty malware is attacking Drupal’s Content Management System [CMS]. Imperva Incapsula is a platform that is based on ‘cloud-application delivery’ services. Web-protection services and security integration services are provided by the company.

Further, it is indicated that the cause for the easy manipulation and attacks is the new version, Drupalgeddon 2.0. It’s been a month since the update and the vulnerability was stated ‘highly critical’. The vulnerability has led to loopholes wherein attackers use vectors to compromise the Drupal websites.

Drupal is an open-source content management framework which is freely available for websites. About 2.3% of all websites are known to be using back-end framework provided by Drupal.

The websites are generally abused for cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is hacking through software to take control of a computer’s resources to use it for cryptocurrency mining.

Kitty malware is so much caught up in the news because of its ability to infect internal network, server or even a website. According to certain sources, Kitty malware uses the Monero cryptocurrency. Technically the action is then followed by creating a bash script (computer programming language) called kdrupal.php which is written in an infected disc of a server. This process is periodically repeated every minute to get a firm control of the server.



Leon, a computer engineer says:

“This is like a biological virus attack. You don’t know until it’s too late, only when the virus has taken over the cell’s control is when the White blood cells are released. This is a serious concern, I suggest Drupal framework- websites to perform thorough security checks for any malware on their back-end”

Tracey, a crypto-enthusiast says:

“I really like the way the attackers use kitty to conceal their intentions, I mean ‘please don’t delete me I’ma harmless kitty” who would”





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Joel Mathew is a full-time creative content writer for AMB Crypto. He's an English honors graduate from Christ University. He's skilled in research analyses and produces valuable content in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

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Bitcoin [BTC]: Binance’s CZ and Ryan Selkis try to predict BTC’s maximum value in the future

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Bitcoin [BTC]: Binance's CZ and Ryan Selkis tries to predict BTC's maximum value in the future
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Bitcoin [BTC], the world’s largest cryptocurrency has seen a surge in popularity again after the recent price increase. This movement was also helped by comments and suggestions from proponents and luminaries in the field of digital assets.

A recent tweet had asked Twitter users interested in cryptocurrencies about the “maximum reasonable price that Bitcoin can achieve in the reasonable future”, something which gained a lot of traction after the involvement of famous personalities like Changpeng Zhao and Ryan Selkis.

CZ, the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, answered the question by stating:

“There is no such a thing as Max price for $btc.”

He was also asked:

“Do you mean potentially infinitely high price of BTC or that in the near future goods and services will be priced in BTC and it won’t make sense to correlate it with USD?”

CZ’s reply was to the point when he claimed that there was no such thing as maximum inflation for fiat, a statement that a lot of people agreed with.



Ryan Selkis, the Founder of Messari had another opinion to the original question. He said,

“After $250k / BTC the dollar’s reserve status will be in jeopardy, so all bets are off.”

CZ and Selkis were not the first individuals to predict such positive movement as many in the past have predicted Bitcoin to reach heights of even $1 million per Bitcoin. At the time of writing, Bitcoin was trading at $7,967.54, with a total market cap of $14.21 billion. The 24-hour trading volume of the cryptocurrency was $21.04 billion, while the currency was holding a steady 0.45 percent increase in its value over the hour.





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