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

Will cryptocurrency mining soon saturate AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud?

The Last Watchdog

There’s a temptation to dismiss it as a mere nuisance; companies deep into ‘digital transformation,’ in particular, might be lulled into this sort of apathy. On the face, the damage caused by cryptojacking may appear to be mostly limited to consumers and website publishers who are getting their computing resources diverted to mining fresh units of Monero, Ethereum and Bytecoin on behalf of leeching attackers. It was mostly a consumer attack. It was insane.

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Learning Journey ? Apprentice Library Assistant


Apprentice Library Assistant. Working in a library was always a goal of mine, but I was never quite sure how to get there. The librarian felt like a role you were born into, and the path towards it seemed almost hidden. Learning Journey ?

A backdoor mechanism found in tens of Ruby libraries

Security Affairs

Maintainers of the RubyGems package repository have removed 18 malicious versions of 11 Ruby libraries that contained a backdoor. Maintainers of the RubyGems package repository have discovered a backdoor mechanism in 18 malicious versions of 11 Ruby libraries. The backdoor was used by attackers to inject mining code in Ruby projects using the malicious versions of the libraries. “It seems that rest-client 1.6.13

TeamTNT group adds new detection evasion tool to its Linux miner

Security Affairs

The TeamTNT cybercrime group has improved its Linux cryptocurrency miner by implementing open-source detection evasion capabilities. The TeamTNT botnet is a crypto-mining malware operation that has been active since April 2020 and that targets Docker installs.

The Fenway Library Organization provides affordable digital preservation to its members


Preservica’s Cloud Edition for Consortia delivers value of complete Preservica offering for budget-strapped Academic Libraries. Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, is pleased to announce that the Fenway Library Organization (FLO) has selected Preservica’s Cloud Edition for consortia to preserve and safeguard digital content for its members. The libraries will preserve archival materials that are part of the institutional memory.

Working Internationally for Libraries: How to write effective grant proposals


Working Internationally for Libraries: How to write effective grant proposals. How did it all start? It all started over a year ago. I had heard about the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) during my MSc, but I didn?t t know much about the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) till this conversation with a colleague who attends the Congress fairly regularly. We all know that libraries are facing tough financial times.

Know your rights: the key to eBook access


Maintaining the status quo for public libraries ? Here he speaks to Rob Mackinlay about why not challenging the methods used by publishers to protect their content will damage not only libraries, but also threatens research and innovation. ?Publishers This has undermined libraries?

Spotlight: Happy Birthday, West Virginia

Unwritten Record

West Virginia officially became a state on June 20, 1863 and will celebrate its 157th birthday this year. The date of its admittance is known as West Virginia Day and it is traditionally celebrated with festivities across the state.

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.

A brief history of data and how it helped change the world


It involved thousands of workers, each of whom required a daily ration of food, which of course had to be grown, harvested and delivered on schedule. . In short, it required a system—a system tracked, 4,500 years ago, with ink on papyrus.

Welcome new Archive-It teammates


by the Archive-It team. The Archive-It team is growing! From left to right: New Archive-It teammates Ella, Raven, Tanya, and Peggy. Ella Hitchcock is completing her Masters in Library and Information Sciences + Masters of Art from the University of Alberta.

Other 3,700 MikroTik Routers compromised in cryptoJacking campaigns

Security Affairs

Thousands of unpatched MikroTik Routers are involved in new cryptocurrency mining campaigns. The exploit code for the CVE-2018-14847 vulnerabilities is becoming a commodity in the hacking underground, just after its disclosure crooks started using it to compromise MikroTik routers. Thousands of unpatched devices are mining for cryptocurrency at the moment.

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

ARMA International

One essential step is developing the DT business case and connecting it with the critical success factors (CSFs) and the product scope. More likely, the organization will resist DT – its new tools and processes to support new business models. Abstract.

Supply-chain attack on NPM Package UAParser, which has millions of daily downloads

Security Affairs

CISA warned of crypto-mining malware hidden in a popular JavaScript NPM library, named UAParser.js, which has millions of weekly downloads. The popular library has million of weekly downloads. The U.S.

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

ARMA International

One essential step is developing the DT business case and connecting it with the critical success factors (CSFs) and the product scope. Ordering food from an app, downloading a movie while in a car – all of it, anytime, anywhere, on any device! Abstract.

Hackers target Docker servers to deploy the new Kinsing cryptocurrency miner

Security Affairs

Experts uncovered a hacking campaign that is breaching Docker clusters to deploy a new crypto-mining malware tracked as Kinsing. In order to discover potential targets and locate the information it needs to authenticate against, the script passively collects data from /.ssh/config,bash_history,

TeamTNT group uses Hildegard Malware to target Kubernetes Systems

Security Affairs

At the end of January, the group has improved its Linux cryptocurrency miner by implementing open-source detection evasion capabilities. The TeamTNT botnet is a crypto-mining malware operation that has been active since April 2020 and that targets Docker installs.

Doki, an undetectable Linux backdoor targets Docker Servers

Security Affairs

The ongoing Ngrok mining botnet campaign is targeting servers are hosted on popular cloud platforms, including Alibaba Cloud, Azure, and AWS. “ Ngrok Mining Botnet is an active campaign targeting exposed Docker servers in AWS, Azure, and other cloud platforms.

Archive-It Partner News, September 2018


by the Archive-It team. Archive-It at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Archive-It 2018 Partner Meeting resources are now online. Thanks to everyone who made August’s Archive-It partner meeting at the National Zoo such a fun success! For even more background information and demonstration of the profile in practice, see a recorded introduction anytime as part of the recent Describing Web Archives webinar with Archive-It partners. National Library of Ireland.

New Pro-Ocean crypto-miner targets Apache ActiveMQ, Oracle WebLogic, and Redis installs

Security Affairs

The new malware implement new and improved rootkit and worm capabilities, it continues to target cloud applications by exploiting known vulnerabilities such as Oracle WebLogic ( CVE-2017-10271 ) and Apache ActiveMQ ( CVE-2016-3088 ) servers.

Phishing campaign targets LATAM e-commerce users with Chaes Malware

Security Affairs

The Chaes malware was first spotted in the middle to late 2020 by Cybereason researchers, it is a multistage information stealer that focuses on Brazilian customers of MercadoLivre, the largest e-commerce company in Latin America.

Archive-It and Archives Unleashed join forces to scale research use of web archives


by the Archive-It team. Archived web data and collections are increasingly important to scholarly practice, especially to those scholars interested in data mining and computational approaches to analyzing large sets of data, text, and records from the web.

Cryptojacking Coinhive Miners for the first time found on the Microsoft Store

Security Affairs

The malicious Monero (XMR) Coinhive cryptomining scripts were delivered leveraging the Google’s legitimate Google Tag Manager (GTM) library. “As soon as the apps are downloaded and launched, they fetch a coin-mining JavaScript library by triggering Google Tag Manager (GTM) in their domain servers. The mining script then gets activated and begins using the majority of the computer’s CPU cycles to mine Monero for the operators.”

Navigating a job market ?in the eye of the storm?


Although they are not affecting all sectors in the same way, and the effects are not all negative, it does mean that this is not a stable landscape for identifying long-term trends. He has worked in the information sector since 2009 and was in IT recruitment before that. It just doesn?t

How to Keep Your WFH Employees Safe From new Cybersecurity Attacks


Where that isn’t possible, IT should collect information about the devices people are using as well as to identify information such as IP and MAC addresses. These devices are patched and monitored by an organization’s IT group to ensure they are up to date.

Q&A: Here’s why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps, more so than ever

The Last Watchdog

It’s well worth it to stay abreast of news about defensive actions Google is forced to take to protect Android users. The adware applications were linked together by the use of third-party Android libraries, which bypass the background service restrictions present in newer Android versions. However, our analysts were able to detect it because apps using these libraries waste the user’s battery and make the device slower.

I Now Own the Coinhive Domain. Here's How I'm Fighting Cryptojacking and Doing Good Things with Content Security Policies.

Troy Hunt

If, on the other hand, you're on this page because you're interested in reading about the illicit use of cryptomining on compromised websites and how through fortuitous circumstances, I now own and am doing something useful with it, read on. but it still feels super shady.

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Why is most of the 20th Century invisible to AI?


ve read that only seven libraries have been taken to court in the UK. Because is it really copyright ? As chair of a university library committee, she has followed the current ebook pricing controversy and believes it is a symptom of a deeper problem. ?They?re It doesn?t

XMR crypto miner switches from arm IoT devices to X86/I686 Intel servers

Security Affairs

Akamai researcher Larry Cashdollar reported that a cryptocurrency miner that previously hit only Arm-powered IoT devices it now targeting Intel systems. “I suspect it’s probably a derivate of other IoT crypto mining botnets,” Cashdollar told The Register. “The malware is uploaded as gzip compressed tarball archives of binaries, scripts, and libraries. It gain s persistence by adding entries to crontab.

Information Governance and the Records Lifecycle

The Texas Record

It establishes the authorities, supports, processes, capabilities, structures, and infrastructure to enable information to be a useful asset and reduced liability to an organization, based on that organization’s specific business requirements and risk tolerance.”

MY TAKE: How blockchain technology came to seed the next great techno-industrial revolution

The Last Watchdog

Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google did more than anyone else to actualize digital commerce as we’re experiencing it today – including its dark underbelly of ever-rising threats to privacy and cybersecurity. Or it can be a ledger for just about any type of information shared between companies or between people and organizations. It’s not just about issuing digital currency. It very well could take us to improved privacy and cybersecurity.

MY TAKE: Poorly protected local government networks cast shadow on midterm elections

The Last Watchdog

In March 2018, the city of Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack that shut down its computer network. It’s easy to think of it as a problem the federal government must address or something that enterprises deal with, but cybersecurity has to be addressed closer to home, as well. State and local governments are not immune to the digital transformation so their dependence on IT is as high as it’s ever been,” says Ananth.

Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

Krebs on Security

” Twice in the past year, the OGUsers forum was hacked , and both times its database of usernames, email addresses and private messages was leaked online. Lol says he can’t promise anything but will look into it. “It’s a lil method, sorry I cant say.”

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Oracle critical patch advisory addresses 284 flaws, 33 critical

Security Affairs

The Commons FileUpload library is the default file upload mechanism in Struts 2, the CVE-2016-1000031 was discovered two years ago by experts at Tenable. The bug affected the OCA’s Diameter Signalling Router component and its Communications Services Gatekeeper. The critical patch advisory for 2019 also fixed the CVE-2018-11776 vulnerability in the OCA’s Communications Policy Management Component, this issue was exploited in 2018 by threat actors to mine cryptocurrency.

Weekly podcast: Browsealoud cryptojacking, Bee Token phishing and Olympic attacks

IT Governance

This week, we discuss the use of cryptocurrency mining software on numerous government websites, a phishing scam that robbed Bee Token investors of $1 million and cyber attacks on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Hello and welcome to the IT Governance podcast for Friday, 16 February 2018 – and thanks to Camden for reading last week’s one while I was away. It’s worth saying that there’s nothing wrong with cryptomining per se – it’s how new currency is brought into circulation.

The Long Run of Shade Ransomware

Security Affairs

It spreads Shade/ Treshold variants, one of the most dangerous threats in the cyber crime scenario, known since its massive infection into the Russian panorama back in 2015, its expansion has been tracked by several CSIRTs and CERTs all across the world. It contains a russian speaking JavaScript file named “«??? «??? «?????????» ??????????? ??????”, A few round of debugging and decryption reveals its inner, cleartext code: Figure 4. Then, it appends’em the “.crypted000007”

Hundreds of thousands MikroTik Routers involved in massive Coinhive cryptomining campaign

Security Affairs

Experts uncovered a massive cryptojacking campaign that is targeting MikroTik routers to inject a Coinhive cryptocurrency mining script in the web traffic. Security experts have uncovered a massive cryptojacking campaign that is targeting MikroTik routers, the hackers aim to change the configuration of the devices to inject a Coinhive cryptocurrency mining script in the users’ web traffic.

BlackSquid malware uses multiple exploits to drop cryptocurrency miners

Security Affairs

A new piece of malware appeared in the threat landscape, dubbed BlackSquid it targets web servers with several exploits to deliver cryptocurrency miners. According to the experts, BlackSquid has worm-like propagation capabilities and it can be used to launch brute-force attacks. “It employs anti-virtualization, anti-debugging, and anti- sandboxing methods to determine whether to continue with installation or not. It also has wormlike behavior for lateral propagation.”

How to write effective travel and study grant proposals


How did it all start? I had heard about the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) during my MSc, but I didn?t t know much about the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) till this conversation with a colleague who attends the Congress fairly regularly.