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New MrbMiner malware infected thousands of MSSQL DBs

A threat actor is launching brute-force attacks on MSSQL servers in the attempt to access them to install a new crypto-mining malware dubbed MrbMiner. A group of hackers is launching brute-force attacks on MSSQL servers with the intent to compromise them and install crypto-mining malware dubbed MrbMiner. According to security firm Tencent, the team of
Publish At:2020-09-16 05:52 | Read:675 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking botnet crypto Cryptocurren

Under Attack: How Threat Actors are Exploiting SOCKS Proxies

From the basic building blocks of the internet to cryptocurrency mining on a supercomputer, SOCKS sits at the core of computing. A SOCKS proxy can be used to improve network security in an enterprise, but can also be exploited by cybercriminals for nefarious reasons. Take a look at how SOCKS proxies have been manipulated recently by threat actors. What is
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:34 | Read:509 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Network Security Intelligence & Analytics C

Hackers target Docker servers to deploy the new Kinsing cryptocurrency miner

Experts uncovered a hacking campaign that is breaching Docker clusters to deploy a new crypto-mining malware tracked as Kinsing. Cloud security firm Aqua Security uncovered a hacking campaign carried out during the past months, hackers are scanning the Internet for Docker servers running API ports exposed without a password. Then the attackers break into
Publish At:2020-04-06 17:16 | Read:1123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Cryptocurrency min

Skidmap Linux Malware Uses Rootkit Capabilities to Hide Cryptocurrency-Mining Payload

By Augusto Remillano II and Jakub Urbanec (Threat Analysts) Cryptocurrency-mining malware is still a prevalent threat, as illustrated by our detections of this threat in the first half of 2019. Cybercriminals, too, increasingly explored new platforms and ways to further cash in on their malware — from mobile devices and Unix and Unix-like systems to servers
Publish At:2019-09-19 14:50 | Read:1508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware cryptocurrency miner Linux rootkit Skidmap

EITest Campaign Uses Tech Support Scams to Deliver Coinhive’s Monero Miner

We’ve uncovered the notorious EITest campaign delivering a JavaScript (JS) cryptocurrency miner (detected by Trend Micro as HKTL_COINMINE) using tech support scams as a social engineering lure. These are fraud activities impersonating legitimate technical support services, conning unwitting victims to avail/pay for these services (or hand out financial data)
Publish At:2017-09-22 21:10 | Read:5065 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites cryptocurrency cryptocurrency miner EITest Tech Su

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:4344 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware cryptocurrency miner Monero RETADUP South America

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:5916 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Security Services Threat Intelligence X-For

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