Monero Mining Botnet Targets PostgreSQL Database Servers

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Researchers: 'PGMiner' Malware Uses Brute-Force Methods to Guess Passwords Researchers with Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 are tracking a relatively new cryptomining botnet called "PGMiner," which is targeting PostgreSQL database servers to illegally mine for monero.

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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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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?

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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. 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?

Attackers are abusing GitHub infrastructure to mine cryptocurrency

Security Affairs

The popular code repository hosting service GitHub is investigating a crypto-mining campaign abusing its infrastructure. Code repository hosting service GitHub launched an investigation in a series of attacks aimed at abusing its infrastructure to illicitly mine cryptocurrency.

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New Golang-Based Worm Targets Servers to Mine Monero

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Recently Uncovered Malware Targets Windows and Linux Researchers at the security firm Intezer have detected a new Golang-based worm that is targeting Windows and Linux servers with monero cryptomining malware

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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. The mining program is composed of unity_install.sh The malware was designed to abuse NAS resources and mine cryptocurrency.

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. From then on, the attacker receives all coins generated, and owners are none the wiser unless they take time to manually inspect their software configuration. So far it hasn't been very profitable, but it -- or some later version -- eventually will be.

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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 Security of Code Pushed by Content Delivery Networks Remains Ongoing Concern More than 4,200 websites, some belonging to the U.S.,

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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. Firstly nearly all attacks observed were Crypto-mining attackers. Enumerate all processes and immediately kill any that meet a pre-defined kill list (other mining processes).

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. Coinhive took a whopping 30 percent of the cut of all Monero currency mined by its code, and this presented something of a conflict of interest when it came to stopping the rampant abuse of its platform. 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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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? A Tennessee hospital may be the first victim in the sector, and some security experts predict many more such incidents

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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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Lemon Duck Cryptocurrency-Mining Botnet Activity Spikes

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Researchers warn of a spike in the cryptocurrency-mining botnet since August 2020. Vulnerabilities Web Security AMD attack spike bluekeep botnet brute force Cisco Talos COVID-19 Cryptocurrency cryptomining DNS GTX lemon duck Linux Monero Nvidia RDP Windows

Prometei, a new modular crypto-mining botnet exploits Windows SMB

Security Affairs

Prometei is a crypto-mining botnet that recently appeared in the threat landscape, it exploits the Microsoft Windows SMB protocol for lateral movements. move laterally across systems while covertly mining for cryptocurrency. .

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. Following Apple’s decision of banning cryptocurrency mining apps announced in June, also Google has updated the Play Store Developer Policy page to ban mobile apps that mine cryptocurrencies using the computational resources of the devices. Securi ty Affairs – mining apps, Google).

PGMiner, Innovative Monero-Mining Botnet, Surprises Researchers

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The malware takes aim at PostgreSQL database servers with never-before-seen techniques. 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 42

Ghost Blogging Platform Hacked To Mine Cryptocurrency

Adam Levin

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.

Is social media being mined for insider threats?

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Not that long-ago, social media was the “new kid on the block,” something we used to share photos with distant family members, comment … The post Is social media being mined for insider threats? This blog is co-authored by Annie John and Todd Cernetic.

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. 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.

Court Rules in Favor of Mining LinkedIn User Data

Adam Levin

A federal appellate court ruled that mining and aggregating user data publicly posted to social media sites is allowable by law. In an opinion released earlier this month, the 9th Circuit U.S.Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against employment-centric social network LinkedIn from blocking access to hiQ, a data mining company that sells aggregated user information. . The post Court Rules in Favor of Mining LinkedIn User Data appeared first on Adam Levin.

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. In this model, a user visiting a website will download a JavaScript code that executes client-side in her browser, mines a cryptocurrency, typically without her consent or knowledge, and pays out the seigniorage to the website.

New Malware Hijacks Kubernetes Clusters to Mine Monero

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Researchers warn that the Hildegard malware is part of 'one of the most complicated attacks targeting Kubernetes.'. Hacks Vulnerabilities

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Coal Mining in Alaska: Coal Fields of the Alaska Engineering Commission

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Mining has been a vital part of Alaska’s economy for hundreds of years. Often when we think of mining in Alaska, we think of gold mining and the gold rush of the late 1800s. This was the first significant coal mining operation undertaken by Americans on the Alaskan Peninsula.

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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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

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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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

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. In fact, it's sometimes easier to track than if criminals used the banking system

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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. It seems that this mining software is benign, and doesn't affect the performance of the hacked computer. (A This is the first time I've seen it infect SCADA systems, though. A smart virus doesn't kill its host.) But that's not going to always be the case.

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 AI Captiva Dutch EP5 Hadoop Italian magellan Magellan Text Mining OpenText Analytics OpenText Captiva Capture OpenText Magellan Qfiniti semantic metadata smart UI text mining unstructured data web crawlersAnalytics are no longer just a matter of “crunching the numbers” in a database or spreadsheet.

2021 Predictions Are Foolhardy – Here Are Four of Mine

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Cryptojacking: Hackers Mining Bitcoin on Your Dime!

InfoGoTo

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 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

Employees abused systems at Ukrainian nuclear power plant to mine cryptocurrency

Security Affairs

The Ukrainian Secret Service is investigating the case of employees at a nuclear power plant that connected its system online to mine cryp tocurrency. The Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) launched an investigation after employees at a local nuclear power plant connected some systems of the internal network to the Internet to mine cryptocurrency. On July 10, agents of the SBU raided the nuclear power plant and discovered the equipment used by the employees to mining cryptocurrency.

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

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

Blue Mockingbird Monero-Mining Campaign Exploits Web Apps

Threatpost

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

NAGARA Webinar – Mining Our Past, Engineering Our Future – Registration and Fee Required – 5 Credits

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NAGARA’s 2020 Summer Online Forum: Mining Our Past, Engineering Our Future is on Friday, July 31, 2020! The post NAGARA Webinar – Mining Our Past, Engineering Our Future – Registration and Fee Required – 5 Credits appeared first on IG GURU.