Mining News, Articles and Updates

Satori botnet searching internet for open Ethereum mining rigs

Increasing value of cryptocurrency sees hackers look out for mining hardware. Security researchers have discovered a large Satori botnet that is scanning the internet for exposed Ethereum cryptocurrency mining rigs.

Kitty cryptominer targets web app servers, then spreads to app users

Cat got your tongue? It also might be stealing your computer processing power, in order to mine Monero coins. A newly uncovered, sophisticated cryptojacking malware nicknamed Kitty is attempting to infect web application servers.

Polymorphic Monero-Mining RETADUP Worm keeps threat detection on its toes

A cryptocurrency mining worm written in the same open-source scripting language used for creating Windows hotkeys and using polymorphism is giving conventional threat detection techniques a run for their money.

Electroneum-mining operation now targeting Struts systems on Windows

The well-known Apache Struts 2 Jakarta Multipart Parser remote code execution cryptocurrency campaign, is now being used by cyber-criminals to mine Electroneum coin by targeting systems running Windows operating systems.

New Monero miner capable of destroying mobile devices

A cryptocurrency mining gang is using a function normally found in SLocker Android ransomware to add self-protection and persistence to what Trend Micros is calling HiddenMiner.

Top security flaws move to Microsoft from Adobe

Hackers more likely to use cryptocurrency mining malware than an exploit kit, report says. Malware campaigns have shifted focus onto Microsoft and cryptocurrency mining rather than using flaws in Adobe Flash and exploit kits.

Dofoil trojan spotted and stopped after 400,000 instances recorded

Microsoft says it has discovered and stopped a large attack that attempted to use variants of the Dofoil, or Smoke Loader, trojan to spread a cryptocurrency miner.

Legal cryptocurrency mining operation's power draw creates concern

Illegal cryptocurrency mining has taken over as the primary money-generating methodology for many cyber-criminals, but even companies attempting to mine digital currency legally are running into some problems.

Cryptocurrency mining crimeblotter, Apache CouchDB & other vulnerabilities

The amount of illegal cryptocurrency mining that is now taking place makes keeping track a difficult task, but here is a quick roundup of what was has been spotted over the last few days.

Government websites, including ICO, hit by cryptocurrency mining campaign

More than 5,000 sites, including sites belonging to the NHS, ICO, local councils and the Student Loans Company were hit by a cryptocurrency mining campaign that exploited a popular plug-in to infect sites with a malicious script.

Cryptocurrency miners target web servers with malware

RubyMiner malware plants XMRig on vulnerable systems. Security researchers have discovered malware aimed at Linux and Windows servers running to mine cryptocurrency.

Cryptominer malwares in RIG EK spread via malvertising

Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura analysed a RIG exploit campaign distributing malware coin miners delivered via drive-by download attacks from malvertising.

Digmine cryptocurrency botnet spreading through Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is the launching pad for a new Monero-cryptocurrency mining bot called Digmine that so far is hitting only a small sampling of nations around the world.

Free software downloads infecting users with NiceHash cryptominer

Adversaries are using the lure of free online software downloads to infect unknowing victims with a customised version of cryptocurrency mining software from the NiceHash marketplace.

Cryptocurrency thieves steal £51 million of Bitcoin from mining platform

Hackers may have gotten away with £51 million of bitcoin after a cyber-attack hit the cryptocurrency mining platform NiceHash. The attack was highlighted on Twitter and Reddit with users saying they may lose hundreds of dollars.

Cyber-criminals focus on CPU mining tools as attacks grow sixfold

Cryptocurrency extraction a bigger draw for hackers now