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. Analytics AI data mining magellan OpenText Magellan text mining

Government Websites Deliver Cryptocurrency Mining Code

Data Breach Today

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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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.

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Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits

Krebs on Security

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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New Malware Hijacks Cryptocurrency Mining

Schneier on Security

After gaining control of the coin-mining software, the malware replaces the wallet address the computer owner uses to collect newly minted currency with an address controlled by the attacker. This is a clever attack.

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Hospital Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Data Breach Today

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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Top data scientists are honored for their work in data mining and discovery

Information Management Resources

Researchers and engineers take home honors at the 25th annual gathering of ACM’s subgroup on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Obama-Themed Ransomware Also Mines for Monero

Data Breach Today

More Proof Cryptojacking Is Thriving: Crypto-Locking Malware Doubles as Miner Ransomware creators, having already created "themes" for their crypto-locking malware ranging from Pokemon and horror movies to princesses and Donald Trump, have now debuted "Barack Obama" ransomware.

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

Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps from the official Play Store

Security Affairs

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.

Cathay to mine personal data to tailor to premium flyers

Information Management Resources

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.

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.

Cryptocurrency: A Gold Mine for Open-Source Intelligence

Data Breach Today

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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Hijacking Computers for Cryptocurrency Mining

Schneier on Security

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.

Cryptojacking: Hackers Mining Bitcoin on Your Dime!


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.

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

OpenText Information Management

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.

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

The Last Watchdog

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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LinkedIn will allow economics researchers to mine its data

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Data mining Customer data Data managementLinkedIn Corp., the professional social networking site owned by Microsoft Corp., says it will open its vast trove of data to academic researchers.

Water Utility Infected by Cryptocurrency Mining Software

Schneier on Security

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.

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

Security Affairs

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.

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

The Last Watchdog

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

The Last Watchdog

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

Adam Levin

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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Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Cloud to Mine Cryptocurrency

WIRED Threat Level

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

Intel outlook stokes concern server gold mine has lost shine

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The world’s second-largest semiconductor maker late Thursday predicted its data-center group will post a revenue decline in 2019, its first drop in a decade. Data storage Data management Intel

Tennessee Hospital Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Dark Reading

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

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

Security Affairs

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.

Robots will run mines within the next decade, Anglo says

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Bots, or software that can execute instructions, will be increasingly important in underground mining, says Technical Director Tony O’Neill. Robotics Artificial intelligence Machine Learning

Using Fuzzing to Mine for Zero-Days


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

Android Debugging Tools Also Useful for Compromising Devices, Mining Cryptocurrency

Security Affairs

” 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.

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

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

Security Affairs

Group-IB 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?

Mozilla 'presses pause' on Facebook ads over data-mining claims

The Guardian Data Protection

Non-profit organisation behind Firefox browser announces move after Cambridge Analytica revelations Mozilla, which makes the popular Firefox web browser, has become the first major organisation to stop advertising on Facebook amid the controversy over the Cambridge Analytica files.

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It's MY Ecosystem. MINE MINE MINE

John Battelle's Searchblog

This is simply not going to scale , Apple. It's not. OPEN UP

Mining on your own land


“Wall Street Moves Toward Mining of Social-Media Data,” The Wall Street Journal , June 4, 2018 B4. ” This data is mined from social media. Who owns the information on social media? Everyone? Companies now looking focusing on “alternative data reports” concerning a potential acquisition target, which are things such as user “purchase data, mobile app usage[,] and web surveys of prices.”

New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Has Links to North Korea

Dark Reading

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

Coinhive to Mine Its Last Monero in March


The controversial cryptomining service is shutting down. Cryptography Malware Web Security CoinHive cryptojacking cryptomining currency value fork hash rate Monero profitability shutting down

Smominru Cryptominer Scrapes Credentials for Half-Million Machines


The adversaries have retooled with EternalBlue and credential theft to add a new "access mining" revenue stream. Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security access mining Carbon Black cryptomining Dark Web EternalBlue RAT selling access Smominru

Cryptojackers storm Sweden to gain edge in mining for riches

Information Management Resources

But experts warn that for enterprises, the virtual gold rush can put corporate networks at risk and inflate cloud central processing unit usage, adding cost. Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin Blockchain

Robot trains are slashing mining costs in Australia's outback

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By the end of the year almost all of Rio Tinto Group’s 200 locomotives used to transport the steel-making ingredient through the Pilbara region will travel without a driver. Robotics Hardware and software Data management