Hacked MicroTik Routers Serve Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware

Data Breach Today

Researchers: Attackers Have Compromised More Than 209,000 Routers Attackers have targeted a patched vulnerability to exploit more than 209,000 carrier-grade routers made by Latvian manufacturer MicroTik and infect them with two types of malware - Coinhive and Crypto-Loot - designed to mine for cryptocurrency, security researchers say

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Microsoft Defender uses Intel TDT technology against crypto-mining malware

Security Affairs

Cryptojacking malware allows threat actors to secretly mine for cryptocurrency abusing computational resources of the infected devices. This partnership is part of Microsoft’s investment into collaborations with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology partners.”


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7 ways OpenText empowers software companies to enable digital transformation

OpenText Information Management

Companies today expect a single provider to solve multiple challenges. They expect their vendors to digitally transform themselves and their products to support their own business transformations.

Achieve perfect product chemistry

OpenText Information Management

Partnering with OpenText™ to develop your OEM solutions offers many benefits, but the one I hear about most is how we eliminate the time, money and effort associated with designing, building and maintaining the components that support your vision. While many of these components are critical, they may only play a small role in enabling … The post Achieve perfect product chemistry appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Your Garage Opener Is More Secure Than Industrial Remotes

Data Breach Today

Trend Micro Says It Moved Cranes Using RF Software Flaws Radio controllers used in the construction, mining and shipping industries are dangerously vulnerable to hackers, Trend Micro says in a new report. To address the issue, manufacturers need to move away from proprietary communication protocols and embrace secure standards, such as Bluetooth Low Energy

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A malware paralyzed TSMC plants where also Apple produces its devices

Security Affairs

A virus has infected systems at several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. A malware has infected systems at several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. TSMC is the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of chips for tech giants, including Apple and Qualcomm Inc. Securi ty Affairs – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Apple). Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Apple Pierluigi Paganini Security Affairs Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co TSMC

EVRAZ operations in North America disrupted by Ryuk ransomware

Security Affairs

Computer systems at EVRAZ, a multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining company, have been hit by Ryuk ransomware. EVRAZ is one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies with headquarters in London.

#ModernDataMasters: Mike Evans, Chief Technology Officer


A passion of mine is imparting the knowledge and experience that the data leaders of today possess to the next generation of data professionals. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPGKate Tickner, Reltio.

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Perficient Data & Analytics

Then, the script performs some data mining to determine the ID of the virtual storage image associated with our Kali VM. Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools. Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.

Artificial Intelligence: 6 Step Solution Decomposition Process

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

Note: throughout this blog, when I use the term “artificial intelligence,” I mean that to include other advanced analytics such as deep learning, machine learning (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement), data mining, predictive analytics, and statistics (see Figure 1). Bounty of potential data sources to be mined for actionable insights in support of the business initiative. It’s simple.

#ModernDataMasters: Steve Whiting, Chief Operations Officer


There are several other business book favourites of mine including “The Lean Startup” , “Shoe Dog” , “The Upstarts” , and “The Pumpkin Plan” I take inspiration from them all as they have helped me to develop Agile Solutions into the company it is today. Kate Tickner, Reltio. Steve Whiting is the COO of Agile Solutions (GB) Ltd, a specialist data management and analytics consultancy that focuses on tangible business benefits.

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The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack

Security Affairs

A few days ago EVRAZ , one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies, has been hit by the Ryuk ransomware. The City of Durham, North Carolina, was the last victim in order of time of the infamous Ryuk ransomware that infected its systems.

Steelcase office furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Security Affairs

It is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. A few days before, EVRAZ , one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies, has been hit by the Ryuk ransomware.

Data of Indian defence contractor Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) available online

Security Affairs

The company manufactures a variety of heavy equipment (bulldozers, dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, rope shovels, walking draglines, motor graders and scrapers), such as that used for earthmoving, transport and mining.

How ‘digital transformation’ gave birth to a new breed of criminal: ‘machine-identity thieves’

The Last Watchdog

However, these fraudsters don’t really care about snatching up your credentials or mine. By now, your personal information and mine has been hacked multiple times and is readily on sale in the Dark Web. He then altered manufacturing production codes and pilfered copies of sensitive business data. There’s a new breed of identity thief at work plundering consumers and companies.

Sopra Steria hit by the Ryuk ransomware gang

Security Affairs

A few days before, EVRAZ , one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies, has been hit by the Ryuk ransomware. French IT outsourcer Sopra Steria hit by ‘cyberattack’, Ryuk ransomware suspected.

Prometei botnet is targeting ProxyLogon Microsoft Exchange flaws

Security Affairs

The crypto-mining has a modular structure and employes multiple techniques to infect systems and evade detection. Prometei has been observed to be active in systems across a variety of industries, including: Finance, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, Travel, and Construction.”

MY TAKE: Why DDoS weapons will proliferate with the expansion of IoT and the coming of 5G

The Last Watchdog

This attacker easily located IoT devices that used the manufacturers’ default security setting. They are also extending their malicious activities beyond DDoS attacks to also spread ransomware, crypto mine and burrow deep into large enterprises. A couple of high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will surely go down in history as watershed events – each for different reasons. Related: IoT botnets now available for economical DDoS blasts.

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Android Botnet leverages ADB ports and SSH to spread

Security Affairs

Trend Micro recently discovered an Android crypto-currency mining botnet that can spread via open ADB (Android Debug Bridge) ports and Secure Shell (SSH). Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered an new Android crypto-currency mining botnet that spreads via open ADB ( Android Debug Bridge ) ports and Secure Shell (SSH). “We observed a new cryptocurrency-mining botnet malware that arrives via open ADB (Android Debug Bridge) ports and can spread via SSH.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 264

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box.

Experts hacked 28,000 unsecured printers to raise awareness of printer security issues

Security Affairs

Our selection was based on: Device location (to cover the entire globe) Device manufacturer Protocols used to access the printers. Or they can simply use these printers to mine cryptocurrency, ramping up their victims’ electricity bills in the process.

Episode 204: Josh Corman of CISA on securing the Vaccine Supply Chain

The Security Ledger

residents that it can mine for intelligence.

5 IoT Security Predictions for 2019

Security Affairs

We believe this will only grow in 2019 and, because this will increase awareness of threats with IoT users, it will, in turn, accelerate the regulation process, and put more pressure on manufacturers to raise the security bar for their products. not located behind routers or firewalls) to conduct future DDoS attacks on data centers and cloud services or for crypto currency mining purposes. For certain, IoT device manufacturers cannot leave IoT cyber security behind much longer.

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Vietnam-linked Bismuth APT leverages coin miners to stay under the radar

Security Affairs

Since at least 2014, experts at FireEye have observed APT32 targeting foreign corporations with an interest in Vietnam’s manufacturing, consumer products, and hospitality sectors.

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

The Last Watchdog

Bitcoin mining, for instance, is a contest to solve a difficult cryptographic puzzle in order to earn the right to add the next block of validated ledger entries to the historical chain of ledger blocks. This queuing is most notably taking place within Hyperledger , a consortium hosted by the Linux Foundation whose founding members happen to be 30 corporate giants in banking, supply chains, manufacturing, finance, IoT, and technology, led by IBM and Intel.

ARES ADB IOT Botnet targets Android Set Top Boxes (STB) and TVs

Security Affairs

Experts noticed that most of the devices targeted by the bot are Android set-top boxes manufactured by HiSilicon , Cubetek , and QezyMedia. In June, Trend Micro discovered an Android crypto-currency mining botnet that can spread via open ADB (Android Debug Bridge) ports and Secure Shell (SSH). . Researchers from WootCloud Labs have uncovered a new IoT botnet named Ares that is targeting Android-based devices.

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

Security Affairs

This directory contains the crypto mining module named kswapd0. This component has two main functions: Install a cryptoMiner worker: The main purpose of this elf file is the instantiation of a crypto-mining worker.

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Digital Transformation: Exploring AI

Archives Blogs

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) Plant Showing an Employee Working on one of the Products. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) Plant Showing an Employee Working with one of the Machines. Have you seen the administration’s 2020 Federal Data Strategy ?

Data monetization: driving the new competitive edge in retail


Retailers have the opportunity to learn from the expertise of organizations that have built much of their success on data mining. Data monetization: driving the new competitive edge in retail. ravi.kumarv@cgi.com. Mon, 12/09/2019 - 04:28.

Cranes, drills and other industrial machines exposed to hack by RF protocols

Security Affairs

Machines used in transportation, manufacturing, construction, and mining sectors often use radio frequency (RF) protocols. Researchers from Trend Micro have analyzed the communication protocols used by cranes and other industrial machines and discovered several flaws. Security experts from Trend Micro have discovered several vulnerabilities in the communication protocols used by cranes, hoists, drills and other industrial machines.

Procurement Goals: We Don’t Need Any Toner

Ascent Innovations

A former coworker and good buddy of mine is a Purchasing Manager for a mid-size manufacturing company. Procurement Goals: We Don’t Need Any Toner.

IoT Unravelled Part 3: Security

Troy Hunt

Yeah, me either, because most of mine are probably like yours: the simplest electrical devices in the house. There's no consistency across manufacturers or devices either in terms of defaulting to auto-updates or even where to find updates.

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Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

Perficient Data & Analytics

And it includes self-learning systems that leverage data mining, pattern recognition, and natural language processing (NLP) to mimic patterns of the human brain. A software company for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries was struggling with an unfriendly, inefficient user experience for customers calling in with service requests and questions. ?The In a world where over 2.5

Group-IB presented latest cybercrime and nation-state hacking trends in Asia

Security Affairs

The threats that are notable for the Asian region are represented by a significant number of attacks aimed at manufacturing of chips, microprocessors and system control boards of different IT vendors, whose principal manufacturing operations are located in Asia. In 2018 Group-IB detected five successful “51% attacks”, when attackers take control over at least 51% of mining power.

Common file format initiatives – an industry model for scientific archiving?


Looking at the different focuses when x = Clinical, Manufacturing, Laboratory, Pharma CoVigilance, or Drug Safety, how to develop risk based approach to records management, how to get senior management buy-in to improve RM/Archiving Service and, how business value is projected from archived material. They also constitute an opportunity for mining as the often raw experimental data from, the past to be used in the present.

Leaders need the technical detail

MIKE 2.0

Good examples of changes that are coming with more that is unknown than known include cyber currencies, blockchain, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, smart cities, augmented reality and additive manufacturing. Left on their own, research teams working on initiatives like quantum technologies, blockchain and the next generations of manufacturing technologies are often missing the opportunity to commercialise aspects of their solutions early.

Leopard Spots and Zebra Stripes: Fraud and Behavioral Analytics

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Luckily, zebras don’t use mobile devices, or manufacturers would be hard at work on stripe recognition technology. About six months ago, I got an email from a good friend of mine, who I’ll call Alex (not his real name). As attackers mine information about user appearance, likely passwords, and basic behaviors, more sophisticated behavioral analysis can help us determine whether a person, device, or system is what they claim to be.

Envisioning new and hidden realities with data and augmented reality—a digital “twin city” example


All of this information has a value to city planners, but also would be of interest to law enforcement, hospitals, insurance companies, stores, restaurants and car manufacturers—and even energy suppliers planning where to locate vehicle charging stations. As a nearby mine expands, the entire town is being moved three kilometers from its current location. Envisioning new and hidden realities with data and augmented reality—a digital “twin city” example. pooja.cs@cgi.com.

Weekly podcast: 2018 end-of-year roundup

IT Governance

The year started with the revelation of Spectre and Meltdown – major security flaws affecting processors manufactured by Intel, ARM and AMD. Rather than dropping ransomware on victims’ machines and hoping they would pay to regain access to their files, cyber criminals were increasingly cutting out the middle man and infecting victims’ machines with software that used their spare processing power to mine for cryptocurrency.

Top GRC Tools & Software for 2021

eSecurity Planet

Like other competitive GRC solutions, it speeds the process of aggregating and mining data, building reports, and managing files.