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.

Hacked MicroTik Routers Serve Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware

Data Breach Today

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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

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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EHR data mining identifies undiagnosed genetic diseases

Information Management Resources

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.

LinkedIn will allow economics researchers to mine its data

Information Management Resources

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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

Mining on your own land

InfoGovNuggets

“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.”

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

Robots will run mines within the next decade, Anglo says

Information Management Resources

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

New Drupal Exploit Mines Monero for Attackers

Dark Reading

A new exploit of a known vulnerability gives an attacker control of the Drupal-hosting server

Crypto-Mining Attacks Emerge as the New Big Threat to Enterprises

Dark Reading

Attackers looking to hijack systems for illegally mining digital currencies have begun eyeing business systems, security vendors say

XBash Malware Packs Double Punch: Destroys Data and Mines for Crypto Coins

Threatpost

A newly discovered malware has different capabilities for Windows and Linux systems, including ransomware and cryptomining. Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities data destruction iron group Linux macOS malware ransomware Windows xbash

Russian Authorities Arrest Engineers for Cryptocurrency Mining at Nuclear Weapons Site

Dark Reading

The nuclear weapons facility employees reportedly tried to mine cryptocurrency via a supercomputer

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

Information Management Resources

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

Humans fight back against robots mining personal finance data

Information Management Resources

European Union rules starting this week will stress human oversight and consumer protection, which may hamper companies trying to build the tools of the future. Robotics Artificial intelligence Machine learning

The global expansion of master data management

Information Management Resources

MDM Data governance Data miningOrganizations can integrate various information types into a single MDM platform by leveraging emerging options for schema and taxonomies, producing virtually limitless competitive advantage.

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PyRoMine Uses NSA Exploit for Monero Mining and Backdoors

Threatpost

Not just a miner, the malware also sets up a hidden default account with system administrator privileges, to be used for re-infection and further attacks. Malware backdoor EternalRomance follow on attacks Monero pyromine remote desktop ShadowBrokers smb1

Auto insurers mining data to develop ridesharing and autonomous products

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Carriers are looking to learn as much as they can about these emerging macro trends now so that they can be prepared for a transformative future. Analytics Driverless Sharing economy Farmers Insurance Allstate Uber Lyft

Old Malware Gives Criminals Tricky New Choice: Ransomware or Mining

Threatpost

The Rakhni Trojan is now giving bad actors the ability to infect victims either with a ransomware cryptor or a miner. Malware Vulnerabilities Crypto Cryptocurrency Cryptominer Email Spam malware miner Rakhni Trojan Spam Trojan Worm

New Database Botnet Leveraged for Bitcoin Mining

Dark Reading

Attackers are quietly building an attack infrastructure using very sensitive machines

Weekly podcast: Australian Cabinet Files, Matt Hancock MP’s app and Monero mining

IT Governance

After all, why lock users’ machines and demand a ransom that they might not even pay when you can just infect their machine with software that mines for cryptocurrency without their knowledge? Wait a moment – cryptocurrency mining ? Let’s just say mining entails solving complex mathematical calculations for a cryptocurrency reward and it requires a lot of processing power because it’s complicated.

Mobile Malware Moves to Mine Monero (and Other Currencies)

Dark Reading

A new report shows that cryptocurrencies tend to be the focus of a growing number of malicious apps

New Monero Crypto Mining Botnet Leverages Android Debugging Tool

Threatpost

The botnet uses port scanning code from Mirai, a first for Android-related attacks, according to researchers. Malware Mobile Security 360 Netlab Android botnet cyyptocurrency Mirai Monero

AI helps you hear your customers’ voice

OpenText Information Management

Analytics AI artificial intelligence Big Content customer voice magellan Magellan Text Mining Marketing OpenText Magellan OpenText Qfiniti Qfiniti social listening social media text analytics text mining unstructured data Voice of Customer

Wielding EternalBlue, Hackers Hit Major US Business

Data Breach Today

Luckily, Firm Was Only Infected With Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Attack code known as EternalBlue, designed to exploit a Windows SMB flaw, continues to work for attackers despite Microsoft having issued patches more than a year ago.

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Minister forced to change his own app after data-mining complaints

The Guardian Data Protection

Culture secretary Matt Hancock said app designed to engage with constituents was changed after criticism that it was harvesting data The culture secretary, Matt Hancock, has been forced to change the settings on his own app after complaints that it was harvesting the data and photos of users. Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain after criticising Facebook for breaching the privacy of millions of its users, Hancock admitted he received complaints about the way his own app accessed users’ data.

Russian Developer Snuck Cryptocurrency Mining into Android Apps

Dark Reading

Apps found in Google Play turned mobile devices into cryptocurrency miners unbeknownst to their users, according to researchers from security firm Ixia

Data contextualization continues to evolve in 2018

Information Management Resources

Big data Data management Data mining Data discoveryIt’s vital that in addition to data connectivity, organizations also provide proper context—so users get the right information, right when they need it.

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