Hackers Used Malicious Docker Images to Mine Monero

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Researchers Found Images on Docker Hub That Contained Cryptominers A recently uncovered cryptomining scheme used malicious Docker images to hide cryptocurrency mining code, according to an analysis from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42

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What’s the difference between data mining and text mining?

OpenText Information Management

Even though data mining and text mining are often seen as complementary analytic processes that solve business problems through data analysis, they differ on the type of data they handle. While data mining handles structured data – highly formatted data such as in databases or ERP systems – text mining deals with unstructured textual data … The post What’s the difference between data mining and text mining?


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PGMiner, Innovative Monero-Mining Botnet, Surprises Researchers


Cloud Security Malware Vulnerabilities botnet cryptomining CVE-2019-9193 database servers Linux Malware analysis Monero Palo Alto PGMiner PostgreSQL RCE remote code execution security vulnerability Unit 42The malware takes aim at PostgreSQL database servers with never-before-seen techniques.

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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

UnityMiner targets unpatched QNAP NAS in cryptocurrency mining campaign

Security Affairs

Experts warn of ongoing attacks targeting QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices to abuse them in cryptocurrency mining. ” reads the analysis published by 360 Netlab. The mining program is composed of unity_install.sh

Ngrok Mining Botnet

Security Affairs

Additionally, the campaign is sophisticated in seeking to detect, analyse and neutralise other competing crypto-mining malware. I’ve been following the Monero mining pool address used in the Ngrok campaign and regularly checking for other research references on the internet. The campaign has gone largely unnoticed until a recent blog published by 360totalsecurity which prompted me to finally write-up the analysis. Whaler – attack types and analysis.

Triple-Threat Cryptocurrency RAT Mines, Steals and Harvests


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Pacha Group declares war to rival crypto mining hacking groups

Security Affairs

Two hacking groups associated with large-scale crypto mining campaigns, Pacha Group and Rocke Group , wage war to compromise as much as possible cloud-based infrastructure. Researchers at Intezer Labs continued to monitor this cybercrime group and discovered that it is also targeting cloud-based environments and working to disrupt operations of other crypto-mining groups, such as the Rocke Group.

Feelings, trends and value: Three key elements of sentiment analysis

OpenText Information Management

With web and social media crawlers – tools … The post Feelings, trends and value: Three key elements of sentiment analysis appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Analytics Professional Services AI consumer sentiment content analytics customer reviews machine learning magellan Magellan Text Mining natural language processing NLP OpenText Magellan sentiment analysis subjective text mining tonalityDo you want to know what your customers think about your product?

EHR data mining identifies undiagnosed genetic diseases

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EHR analysis Genome sequencing Diseases and conditions Diagnosis and treatment Data mining Clinical decision supportResearchers applied phenotype risk scores to nearly 22,000 genotyped individuals, says Vanderbilt’s Josh Denny, MD.

Monero: Cybercrime’s Top Choice for Mining Malware


Illicit Monero-mining malware accounts for more than 4 percent of the XMR in circulation, and has created $57 million in profits for the bad guys. Cryptography Malware cryptomining malware Monero most popular profit analysis virtual currency

Announcing OpenText AI & Analytics Cloud Editions (CE) 20.2

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ABBYY Releases Research: State of Process Mining and Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Global survey results released today found that process knowledge is the primary success factor for robotic process automation (RPA) projects, yet only 31% of US organizations are currently using process mining tools to understand their processes. Process mining .

Commercial Location Data Used to Out Priest

Schneier on Security

Vice has a good analysis : The news starkly demonstrates not only the inherent power of location data, but how the chance to wield that power has trickled down from corporations and intelligence agencies to essentially any sort of disgruntled, unscrupulous, or dangerous individual.

Android Debugging Tools Also Useful for Compromising Devices, Mining Cryptocurrency

Security Affairs

” The Trend Micro researchers’ analysis shows a fairly typical command & control (C&C) malware infection process with many similarities to the Satori variant of the Mirai botnet. ” The binary establishes a connection to the C&C server, then scans processes running on the compromised device and attempts to kill any that are running the CoinHive script that could be mining Monero.

Group-IB: The Shadow Market Is Flooded with Cheap Mining Software

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Group-IB is recording new outbreaks of illegal mining (cryptojacking) threats in the networks of commercial and state organizations. Group-IB, an international company specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks, is recording new outbreaks of illegal mining (cryptojacking) threats in the networks of commercial and state organizations. One cryptocoin after another: what are the dangers of mining?

Cryptomining DreamBus botnet targets Linux servers

Security Affairs

“These particular applications are targeted because they often run on systems that have powerful underlying hardware with significant amounts of memory and powerful CPUs—all of which allow threat actors to maximize their ability to monetize these resources through mining cryptocurrency.”

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SpeakUp Linux Backdoor Sets Up for Major Attack


Cloud Security Malware backdoor cpx 360 Linux servers Malware analysis monero mining propagation techniques speakup TrojanArmed with an impressive bag of exploits and other tricks for propagation, researchers believe the new trojan could be the catalyst for an upcoming, major cyber-offensive.

MY TAKE: Can ‘Network Traffic Analysis’ cure the security ills of digital transformation?

The Last Watchdog

NTA refers to using advanced data mining and security analytics techniques to detect and investigate malicious activity in traffic moving between each device and on every critical system in a company network. This requires full stream reassembly for content analysis, and then real time transaction analysis, all at speeds of millions of transactions per second.”.

What is natural language processing?

OpenText Information Management

Analytics machine learning machine translation magellan natural language processing OpenText Magellan Predictive Analytics sentiment analysis text miningIf you’ve ever used predictive text – the technology that enables words suggestions as you start typing a word – then you’ve experienced natural language processing (NLP). Although presenting word alternatives may sound simple, NLP is a very complex branch of artificial intelligence (AI).

The hidden message in reams of text

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Analytics AI analyst Captiva concept extraction Content data visualization dataviz Forrester Forrester Wave machine learning magellan Magellan Text Mining OpenText Business Network PAML Predictive Analytics sentiment analysis text analytics unstructured content unstructured dataExcellence may be its own reward, but we consider recognition by one of the world’s most authoritative reviewers high praise indeed.

FRANCE: CNIL publishes initial analysis on Blockchain and GDPR

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

This should include a contingency plan to modify algorithms where a vulnerability is detected; Document the governance of the evolution of the software used to create transaction and mine, and implement technical and organizational procedures to ensure the adequacy of the permissions granted with their implementation; Ensure the confidentiality of the blockchain by implementing appropriate measures. By Denise Lebeau-Marianna and Caroline Chancé.

New Linux coin miner kills competing malware to maximize profits

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by Trend Micro. “It installs a cryptocurrency-mining malware as well as implant itself into the system and crontabs to survive reboots and deletions.” Further details, including indicators of compromise, are reported in the analysis published by Trend Micro. Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware coin miner crypto mining LINUX malware Pierluigi Paganini Security Affairs

ABBYY Partners with Alteryx Extending the Alteryx Analytic Process Automation Platform with Deeper Process Intelligence

Document Imaging Report

According to the Constellation Research ShortList for Robotic Process Automation , “the RPA market is converging with business process management, process mining and workflow tools,” and “buyer’s should expect these tools to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to blur the lines between human and machine processes.” Analyst firm NelsonHall estimates the process mining and discovery market will grow up to $5.4 Integrated Solution Accelerates Key Digital Transformation Initiatives.

Part 2: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about the evolution from RIM to Content Services?

ARMA International

Another example is when sensitive information is removed from transaction data after meeting operational requirements, but the data is kept for analytical processing such as market research and trend analysis. Business Analysis Data Analytics Digital TransformationAbstract.

Part 1: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about understanding the business drivers?

ARMA International

ARMA defines information as “Data that has been given value through analysis, interpretation, or compilation in a meaningful form” (ARMA 2016, p 28). DT is creating real-time data that can be “mined” to uncover information about products, customers, market trends, and financial risks.

Ex-Apollo partner is said to start data-driven investment firm

Information Management Resources

The firm is using both fundamental analysis and AI to predict volatility and risk in liquid credit, equities and derivatives, explains Sachin Khajuria. Data discovery Data management Data visualization Data mining

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Cashing in on the monetization opportunities of edge data

Information Management Resources

Benefits need to be framed less around the implications of data collection and downstream analysis, and more about direct actions made possible from employee to action. Data visualization Data management Data mining Data discovery

How natural language processing will help achieve a payback on EHRs

Information Management Resources

With almost all healthcare organizations now using electronic records, computer algorithms will increasingly mine unstructured data to help improve care. Machine learning Healthcare analytics EHR analysis EHR documentation

WatchDog botnet targets Windows and Linux servers in cryptomining campaign

Security Affairs

PaloAlto Network warns of the WatchDog botnet that uses exploits to take over Windows and Linux servers and mine cryptocurrency. 27, 2019 and already mined at least 209 Monero (XMR), valued to be around $32,056 USD.

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30 Docker images downloaded 20M times in cryptojacking attacks

Security Affairs

The expert determined the number of cryptocurrencies that were mined to a mining pool account by inspecting the mining pool. “One of the easiest ways is cryptojacking – the illegal use of someone else’s computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies.

New MrbMiner malware infected thousands of MSSQL DBs

Security Affairs

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. “Tencent Security Threat Intelligence Center detected a new type of mining Trojan family MrbMiner. Mining process.”

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How Are Computers Compromised (2020 Edition)

Adam Shostack

Understanding the way intrusions really happen is a long-standing interest of mine. Has there been a “5 whys” or other analysis of why those patches were missing? (I’m ” breach analysis government Reports and Data science SecurityThis is quite a different set of questions compared to “how long does it take to detect,” or “how many records are stolen?”

Tips on collecting data for social network analysis (SNA)


As a healthy but slight change from recent topics , I was going through some old notes and thought it might be worthwhile sharing some tips with you about collecting data for Social Network Analysis (SNA). Just as brief overview, Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a tool that provides a technique for analysing informal networks. The analysis of social networks using this approach may reveal new insights that might have missed through statistical analysis alone.

TeamTNT cybercrime gang expands its arsenal to target thousands of orgs worldwide

Security Affairs

The TeamTNT botnet is a crypto-mining malware operation that has been active since April 2020 and that targets Docker installs. Experts pointed out that even if the group is expanding its arsenal adding new capabilities, it still focuses on cryptocurrency mining.

Nearly 50,000 IPs compromised in Kubernetes clusters by TeamTNT

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by Trend Micro. The TeamTNT botnet is a crypto-mining malware operation that has been active since April 2020 and that targets Docker installs. The malware deploys the XMRig mining tool to mine Monero cryptocurrency.

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New Go malware Capoae uses multiple flaws to target WordPress installs, Linux systems

Security Affairs

Upon infecting a system, the malware abuses its resources to mine cryptocurrency. . The analysis of the binary revealed the presence of a port scanner that is used to target randomly generated IP addresses and checking for ports to target with known exploits.

PgMiner botnet exploits disputed CVE to hack unsecured PostgreSQL DBs

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by Palo Alto Networks Unit42. “We believe PGMiner is the first cryptocurrency mining botnet that is delivered via PostgreSQL.” ” continues the analysis. ” concludes the analysis.

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OLAP and Hadoop: The 4 Differences You Should Know


OLAP is a technology to perform multi-dimensional analytics like reporting and data mining. For transactions and data mining use OLAP. But, if audio analysis is important, then Hadoop is good. Cloud Data & Analytics Digital Transformation analytics Business Intelligence Data Data Analysis data architecture digital transformation Hadoop OLAPOLAP and Hadoop are not the same. It has been around since 1970.

Ransomware operators target CVE-2020-14882 WebLogic flaw

Security Affairs

” reads the analysis published by the expert. 30th) attempting to install crypto-mining tools.” ” The expert spotted a small number of scans starting on October 30 attempting to install crypto-mining tools. The analysis published by Morphus Labs also includes Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) for these attacks. At least one ransomware operator appears to have exploited the recently patched CVE-2020-14882 vulnerability affecting Oracle WebLogic.