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New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

A new botnet, tracked as Lucifer, appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages close to a dozen exploits to hack Windows systems. A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it into a cryptomining clie
Publish At:2020-06-26 09:38 | Read:149 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

VictoryGate Monero-Mining Botnet Spread via Infected USB Devices

A previously undocumented botnet called “VictoryGate” propagated via infected USB devices in order to perform Monero-mining functionality.Slovakian security firm ESET revealed that it had sinkholed several command-and-control (C&C) domains so that it could monitor VictoryGate’s activity.Through this process, the company learned that Vic
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:06 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News botnet

Sodinokibi Ransomware crew chooses Monero for ransom payments

The crew behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware plans to stop accepting Bitcoin and switched on Monero cryptocurrency to hide the money trail. The gang behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware has started accepting the Monero cryptocurrency instead of Bitcoin to make it harder investigation by law enforcement agencies. The crew is planning to doesn’t allow bi
Publish At:2020-04-13 05:50 | Read:1071 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Cybercrime informa

Cryptojacking is almost conquered – crushed along with coinhive.com

byDanny BradburyCryptojacking may not be entirely dead following the shutdown of a notorious cryptomining service, but it isn’t very healthy, according to a paper released this week.Cryptomining websites embed JavaScript code that forces the user’s browser to begin mining for cryptocurrency. The digital asset of choice is normally Monero, which i
Publish At:2020-03-19 08:57 | Read:487 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Security threats Web Browsers CoinHive crypto

Outlaw Updates Kit to Kill Older Miner Versions, Targets More Systems

By Jindrich Karasek (Threat Researcher) As we’ve observed with cybercriminal groups that aim to maximize profits for every campaign, silence doesn’t necessarily mean inactivity. It appears hacking group Outlaw, which has been silent for the past few months, was simply developing their toolkit for illicit income sources. While they have been quiet since our J
Publish At:2020-02-10 17:25 | Read:766 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Exploits Malware Targeted Attacks Vulnerabilities

(Almost) Hollow and Innocent: Monero Miner Remains Undetected via Process Hollowing

By Arianne Dela Cruz, Jay Nebre and Augusto Remillano II As the value of cryptocurrencies increased (after a short dip in 2018), we observed increased activity from cryptocurrency mining malware this year, particularly infections and routines involving Monero miners. Over a span of a few months, we came across an infection routine that exploited vulnerabilit
Publish At:2019-12-12 14:35 | Read:1250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Malware cryptocurrency cryptominer Monero process

Crooks hacked Microsoft servers to mine Monero, they earned $63K in 3 months

Experts from security firm ESET discovered cyber criminals exploiting Microsoft Servers to mine Monero and already earned $63,000 in 3 Months. Mining cryptocurrencies is a profitable business, but it is also expensive because it needs significant investment in computing power. Crooks are using malicious code that steals computing resources of victims’
Publish At:2017-09-29 12:55 | Read:4250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking botnet crypto currency Mic

New RETADUP Variants Hit South America, Turn To Cryptocurrency Mining

By Lenart Bermejo, Kenney Lu, and Cedric Pernet Several months ago, we discovered and exposed RETADUP malware in Israeli hospitals. We also learned that an Android malware known as “GhostCtrl” was stored in their infrastructure, which might be used for cyberespionage or cybercrime. Since then, we’ve encountered more samples in the wild. While RETADUP w
Publish At:2017-09-20 13:55 | Read:3601 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware cryptocurrency miner Monero RETADUP South America

Was Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Being Sneaky or Creative By Tricking Visitors Into Monero Mining

Users noticed a cryptocurrency miner surfaced on The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest torrenting for a day over the weekend. Pop quiz: would you rather A) see ad banners displayed at the top of the website, or B) mine Monero cryptocurrency when you visit a website? Judging by the number of downloads for ad blocking browser extensions, no one likes banner ads.
Publish At:2017-09-19 13:05 | Read:3629 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Bitcoin miner Monero Pirate B

Network Attacks Containing Cryptocurrency CPU Mining Tools Grow Sixfold

Since we last reported on a version of the ELF Linux/Mirai malware containing cryptocurrency coin-mining tools in April, the IBM X-Force has noticed a steep increase in the volume of coin central processing unit (CPU) mining tools used in cyberattacks, specifically those targeting enterprise networks. According to IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) data,
Publish At:2017-09-19 12:00 | Read:5340 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Security Services Threat Intelligence X-For

Kirk ransomware – A Star Trek Themed Ransomware that requests Monero payments

The researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware featuring a Star Trek theme, dubbed Kirk ransomware, the first one accepting Monero payments. Ransomware continues to be one of the most profitable cyber threats, for this reason, every week we see new strains of malware in the wild. The researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware featuring
Publish At:2017-03-20 16:20 | Read:3784 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Kirk Ransomware

Mal/Miner-C mining malware leverages NAS devices to spread itself

Experts from Sophos discovered Mal/Miner-C, a malware designed to abuse resources of the infected machine to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Malware researchers from security firm Sophos have analyzed a new strain of malware detected as Mal/Miner-C that was designed to abuse resources of the infected machine to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. The experts
Publish At:2016-09-12 05:30 | Read:3918 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware cryptocurrency Cybercrime

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