Monero Miner

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2018
Crooks exploit CVE-2018-7602 Drupal flaw, aka Drupalgeddon3 to deliver Monero miner

Crooks are attempting to exploit a recently patched Drupal vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-7602, to drop Monero mining malware onto vulnerable systems. The CVE-2018-7602 flaw is a highly critical remote code execution issue, also known as Drupalgeddon3, that was addressed by the Drupal team in April with the release of versions 7.59, 8.4.8 and 8.5.3. The security patch for the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 24, 2018
Many users reported in the past few weeks their Macs have been infected with a new Monero Miner

In the past weeks, many Mac users have been infected with a new strain of Monero miner, the infections confirm the rise of this kind of malware. According to researchers at Malwarebytes, many Mac users in the past weeks have been infected with a new strain of Monero miner. The owners of the infected Mac systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 17, 2018
RubyMiner Monero Cryptominer affected 30% of networks worldwide in just 24h

Security researchers at Check Point have spotted a malware family dubbed RubyMiner that is targeting web servers worldwide in an attempt to exploit their resources to mine Monero cryptocurrency. RubyMiner, was first spotted last week when a massive campaign targeted web servers worldwide, most of them in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, and Sweden. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2018
Experts spotted Monero cryptominer sending currency to North Korean University

Security researchers at AlienVault labs recently analyzed an application compiled on Christmas Eve 2017 that is an installer for a Monero cryptocurrency miner. The mined Monero coins are sent to Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea, but experts noted that the developers might not be of North Korean origins. The KSU is an unusually open University, it is attended […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2018
PyCryptoMiner botnet, a new Crypto-Miner Botnet spreads over SSH

Security experts at F5 discovered a new Linux Monero crypto-miner botnet dubbed PyCryptoMiner spreading over the SSH protocol. F5 researchers discovered a new Linux crypto-miner botnet dubbed PyCryptoMiner spreading over the SSH protocol. The Monero miner botnet is based on the Python scripting language, it leverages Pastebin as command and control server infrastructure when the original C&C isn’t available. If all C&C servers […]