Botnet Designed to Mine Virtual Currency Shut Down

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The botnet's main purpose was mining monero cryptocurrency ESET: 'VictoryGate' Infected 35,000 Devices VictoryGate, a recently discovered botnet that infected about 35,000 devices with malware, has been disabled by researchers from security firm ESET.

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

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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. Analytics AI data mining magellan OpenText Magellan text mining

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Zoom Removes Data-Mining LinkedIn Feature

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The feature, criticized for "undisclosed data-mining," is only the latest privacy faux pas for Zoom this month. Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security Data Mining Data security disabled LinkedIn linkedin feature navigator public response removes Security issues zoom zoom data zoom security

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Blue Mockingbird Monero-Mining campaign targets web apps

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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

Ngrok Mining Botnet

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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.

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Government Websites Deliver Cryptocurrency Mining Code

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and Australian governments, have been turning their visitors' computers into mining machines to harvest the virtual currency Monero. The security lapse continues the recent trend of cryptocurrency mining malware overtaking ransomware

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Hospital Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

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Do healthcare entities face a growing risk of being hit with cryptocurrency mining attacks, which have become more common in other sectors? Are More Healthcare Sector Entities at Risk?

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Hacked MicroTik Routers Serve Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware

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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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Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits

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com , a cryptocurrency mining service that has been heavily abused to force hacked Web sites to mine virtual currency. Trouble was, killing the key did nothing to stop Coinhive’s code from continuing to mine Monero on a hacked site.

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Ghost Blogging Platform Hacked To Mine Cryptocurrency

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Hackers successfully breached the servers of a popular blogging platform and used them to mine cryptocurrency. As of May 4, Ghost announced that it had successfully purged the cryptocurrency mining malware from its systems.

Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps from the official Play Store

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Google has updated the Play Store Developer Policy page to ban mobile mining apps that mine cryptocurrencies using the computational resources of the devices. “We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices,” reads the entry included in the policy.

Pacha Group declares war to rival crypto mining hacking groups

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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. org is in this blacklist and it is known that Rocke Group has used this domain for their crypto-mining operations.

Court Rules in Favor of Mining LinkedIn User Data

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A federal appellate court ruled that mining and aggregating user data publicly posted to social media sites is allowable by law. The post Court Rules in Favor of Mining LinkedIn User Data appeared first on Adam Levin. Data Security Privacy featured linkedin data mining

Hijacking Computers for Cryptocurrency Mining

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Interesting paper " A first look at browser-based cryptojacking ": Abstract : In this paper, we examine the recent trend towards in-browser mining of cryptocurrencies; in particular, the mining of Monero through Coinhive and similar code-bases.

Cryptocurrency: A Gold Mine for Open-Source Intelligence

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Expert Says Virtual Currency Systems Leak Useful Data to Track Criminals Experts have long warned that bitcoin is not as private as it appears. The very design of bitcoin, as well as some other virtual currencies, can lend a surprising amount of information about the groups using it to transact.

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Cryptojacking: Hackers Mining Bitcoin on Your Dime!

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When cryptojacking, criminal hackers use enterprise computers to mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin without the organization’s knowledge or consent, escaping the upfront costs of buying computers or computer processing power for the job. Illicit cryptominers seize a computer’s or device’s processor to mine the cryptocurrency.

New study looks at the top trends in data mining and analytics

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Data mining can help enterprises identify anomalies, patterns, and correlations within large unstructured data sets to predict business outcomes. Analytics Data management Data mining

Blue Mockingbird Monero-Mining Campaign Exploits Web Apps

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The cybercriminals are using a deserialization vulnerability, CVE-2019-18935, to achieve remote code execution before moving laterally through the enterprise.

Employees abused systems at Ukrainian nuclear power plant to mine cryptocurrency

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The Ukrainian Secret Service is investigating the case of employees at a nuclear power plant that connected its system online to mine cryp tocurrency. On July 10, agents of the SBU raided the nuclear power plant and discovered the equipment used by the employees to mining cryptocurrency.

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Water Utility Infected by Cryptocurrency Mining Software

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A water utility in Europe has been infected by cryptocurrency mining software. This is a relatively new attack : hackers compromise computers and force them to mine cryptocurrency for them.

Q&A: Crypto jackers redirect illicit mining ops to bigger targets — company servers

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Illicit crypto mining is advancing apace. It began when threat actors began stealthily embedding crypto mining functionality into the web browsers of unwitting individuals. Related article: Illicit crypto mining hits cloud services. Cybercriminals have shifted their focus to burrowing onto company servers and then redirecting those corporate computing resources to crypto mining chores. Arsene: It’s important to understand that crypto mining may seem benign.

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Release 16 EP5 gives Magellan more text mining power and better user experience

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That’s … The post Release 16 EP5 gives Magellan more text mining power and better user experience appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Analytics are no longer just a matter of “crunching the numbers” in a database or spreadsheet.

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

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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. You can mine them, if you have a powerful CPU. Or you can hijack other people’s computers to do the mining. LW: I can’t really use my MacBook to mine Bitcoin, can I?

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Tennessee Hospital Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

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Decatur County General Hospital is notifying 24,000 patients of cryptocurrency mining software on its EMR system

MY TAKE: Knowing these 5 concepts will protect you from illicit cryptocurrency mining

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The cryptocurrency craze rages on, and one unintended consequence is the dramatic rise of illicit cryptocurrency mining. So, quite naturally, malicious hackers are busying themselves inventing clever ways to leech computing power from unwitting victims — and directing these stolen computing cycles towards lining their pockets with freshly mined crypto cash. So naturally, cryptocurrency mining services have cropped up.

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

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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 .

Cryptocurrency Mining Employees Expose Nuclear Plant to Internet

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Xbox eavesdropping, email scammers, and more of the week's top security news. Security Security / Security News

New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Has Links to North Korea

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A malware tool for stealthily installing software that mines the Monero virtual currency looks like the handiwork of North Korean threat actors, AlienVault says

Israel surveillance firm NSO group can mine data from major social media

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The Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group informed its clients that it is able to scoop user data by mining from major social media. The Financial Times reported that the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group informed its clients that it is able to mine user data from major social media.

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Panda Threat Group Mines for Monero With Updated Payload, Targets

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Though harboring unsophisticated payloads, the Panda threat group has updated its tactics - from targets to infrastructure - and successfully mined hundreds of thousands of dollars using cryptomining malware.

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

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The post Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time appeared first on Adam Levin.

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Dexphot Malware Hijacked 80K+ Devices to Mine Cryptocurrency

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A cryptomining malware has infected at least 80k devices and uses various tactics to evade detection. Hacks Malware 80K infections apt Code Crypto cryptomining detection evasion Dexphot malware Microsoft

Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Cloud to Mine Cryptocurrency

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The recent rash of cryptojacking attacks has hit a Tesla database that contained potentially sensitive information. Security

CoinHive Cryptocurrency Mining Service will shut down on March 8, 2019

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The popular in-browser cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive has announced that it will shut down on March 8, 2019. Security firms spotted several hacking campaigns aimed at compromising websites to install JavaScript-based Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency mining scripts and monetize their efforts. When unaware users visit compromised websites, the script starts using their computers’ processing power to mine cryptocurrency.

Android Debugging Tools Also Useful for Compromising Devices, Mining Cryptocurrency

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” 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.

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.

Shellbot Crimeware Re-Emerges in Monero Mining Campaign

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New attack uses a repurposed version of the Trojan that spreads using Internet Relay Chat

Using Fuzzing to Mine for Zero-Days

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Infosec Insider Derek Manky discusses how new technologies and economic models are facilitating fuzzing in today's security landscape. InfoSec Insider ai artificial intelligence fuzzing vulnerabilities zero day

Cathay to mine personal data to tailor to premium flyers

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Data mining Data visualization Customer data Data managementThe airline is logging the travel habits of lucrative business-class flyers, such as when they want their seat laid flat, in a bid to individually tailor flights for them.

Here’s why LinkedIn is a ‘gold mine’ for foreign spies digging for corporate and government secrets via CNBC

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The post Here’s why LinkedIn is a ‘gold mine’ for foreign spies digging for corporate and government secrets via CNBC appeared first on IG GURU. A great article about how information can be used for nefarious purposes on LinkedIn.