XMRIG process using massive CPU power! (miner for Monero?)

My EX2 Ultra was working really hard so I checked the running processes and found a process called XMRIG. A short google search revealed this:“XMRig is a miner specifically, a type of threat that is used to make money at the expense of computer users by using the infected computer users to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency. XMRig can cause a computer to overheat and perform poorly, since XMRig uses additional system resources, taking these away from the victim.”. This doesn’t sound good… I turned off the FTP access and changed passwords. It seemed to have stopped now.
How can I (through SSH for example) check whether there is a real threat?

@Martin0 I don’t know if users of the WD MY CLOUD WDMyCloudImage can help you.

You should go back to the WD Community and post under the NAS sub-forum for your device.

See the dedicated subforum for the EX2.


This subforum (My Cloud) is generally for a different device, the single bay/single drive My Cloud.


OK thanks, I’ll do that. (I though this would be a general item, not linked to the specific model of WD.)