Blue Mockingbird Monero-Mining campaign targets web apps

Security Affairs

Crooks exploit CVE-2019-18935 deserialization vulnerability to achieve remote code execution in Blue Mockingbird Monero-Mining campaign. Each payload comes compiled with a standard list of commonly used Monero-mining domains alongside a Monero wallet address,” continues the analysis. “So

FRANCE: CNIL publishes initial analysis on Blockchain and GDPR

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

Encrypted data. This is why the CNIL strongly recommends the use of encryption in order to come as close as possible to ensuring an effective exercise of the data subjects’ rights. Although this is a preliminary analysis of the CNIL, it is certainly interesting to know its position on this topic, and to see that its approach is rather pragmatic and takes into account the constraints imposed by the Blockchain technology. By Denise Lebeau-Marianna and Caroline Chancé.

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Microsoft warns of Dexphot miner, an interesting polymorphic threat

Security Affairs

The malicious code abuse of the resources of the infected machine to mine cryptocurrency , according to the experts it has already infected 80,000 computers worldwide. Layers of obfuscation, encryption, and the use of randomized file names hid the installation process.

MY TAKE: The no. 1 reason ransomware attacks persist: companies overlook ‘unstructured data’

The Last Watchdog

One reason for the enduring waves of ransomware is that unstructured data is easy for hackers to locate and simple for them to encrypt. The main difference between the two is organization and analysis. For structured data, users can run simple analysis tools, i.e., content searches, to find what they need. But with no orderly internal framework, unstructured data defies data mining tools. Ransomware “is encrypting files, unstructured data.”

The Long Run of Shade Ransomware

Security Affairs

Technical analysis. This file acts as downloader in the infection chain, using a series of hard-coded server addresses, It heavily rely on obfuscation and encryption to avoid the antimalware detection. Shade encrypts all the user files using an AES encryption scheme.

New variant of Linux Botnet WatchBog adds BlueKeep scanner

Security Affairs

Experts at Intezer researchers have spotted a strain of the Linux mining that also scans the Internet for Windows RDP servers vulnerable to the Bluekeep. ” continues the analysis.

Ransomware, Trojan and Miner together against “PIK-Group”

Security Affairs

For example, after encryption, the file “1.jpg” might have an appearance similar to this example: “hmv8IGQE5oYCLEd2IS3wZQ==.135DB21A6CE65DAEFE26.crypted000007”. According to zcashnetwork the attacker’s wallet received from mining activity 4.89

Outlaw is Back, a New Crypto-Botnet Targets European Organizations

Security Affairs

Now, Shellbot has re-appeared in the threat landscape in a recent campaign, targeting organizations worldwide with a new IRC server and new Monero pools, so we decided to deepen the analysis. Technical Analysis. This directory contains the crypto mining module named kswapd0.

Ransomware Revival: Troldesh becomes a leader by the number of attacks

Security Affairs

Thanks to behavioral analysis, such systems make it possible to detect previously unknown malware samples.”. The main functionality of the malware is to encrypt data on the computer and make ransom demands.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 228

Security Affairs

Malware Analysis Sandboxes could expose sensitive data of your organization. million to allow towns to access encrypted data. Employees abused systems at Ukrainian nuclear power plant to mine cryptocurrency. A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived!

Kaspersky speculates the involvement of ShadowPad attackers in Operation ShadowHammer

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by Kaspersky. ” continues the analysis. “Even the data with the encrypted payload is stored inside this code section.

Torii botnet, probably the most sophisticated IoT botnet of ever

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by Avast. “Unlike the aforementioned IoT botnets, this one tries to be more stealthy and persistent once the device is compromised, and it does not (yet) do the usual stuff a botnet does like DDOS , attacking all the devices connected to the internet, or, of course, mining cryptocurrencies.” ” continues the analysis. At the time of the analysis, Telnet is the only vector used by the bot to compromise other devices.

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Ramnit is back and contributes in creating a massive proxy botnet, tracked as ‘Black’ botnet

Security Affairs

DDoS attacks, ransomware-based campaigns, cryptocurrency mining campaigns). We named this botnet “Black” due to the RC4 key value, “black”, that is used for traffic encryption in this botnet.” ” reads the analysis published by Checkpoint security.

Underminer Exploit Kit spreading Bootkits and cryptocurrency miners

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by TrendMicro. “Underminer delivers a bootkit that infects the system’s boot sectors as well as a cryptocurrency-mining malware named Hidden Mellifera.”

Forget C-I-A, Availability Is King

The Falcon's View

In the first case you quickly go down the data governance path (inclusive of data security), which must factor in requirements for control, retention, protection (including encryption), and masking/redaction, to name a few things. Consider, if you will, a cloud resource being compromised in order to run cryptocurrency mining.

10 Personal Finance Lessons for Technology Professionals

Troy Hunt

Number 1 is "Mining, Resources & Energy" which had a local boom here but is now rapidly declining (down 14% on the previous year). Take mining out of the picture and the top industry ("Consulting & Strategy"), pays only 5% more than tech. Patience. Frugality. Sacrifice.

What Is Our Professional Future?

Brandeis Records Manager

Massive information analysis, tagging, metadata assignment, and classification are a few of those roles that smart machines, once trained, may cover completely: many on the legal side of our profession have already experienced this through technology-assisted review. The “public ledger” role and “smart contract” applications of blockchain already in existence sound suspiciously familiar to our turf, and they’re handled by encryption keys and code, not by people. George Despres, CRM.