Kingminer escalates attack complexity for cryptomining

Credit to Author: Gabor Szappanos| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 07:30:59 +0000

An opportunistic botnet that tries (not always successfully) to fly under the radar, Kingminer is nevertheless a persistent nuisance that delivers cryptocurrency miners as a payload. The botnet&#8217;s operators may be ambitious and capable, but they don’t appear to have endless resources, so they take advantage of any freely available solution to the problem of [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/7fkY6ghW07M” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Coronavirus Bitcoin scam promises “millions” working from home

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:05:13 +0000

We look at a set of Coronavirus Bitcoin scam emails promising vast sums of cryptocash that can be made working from home—but drains users accounts instead.

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Threat spotlight: RobbinHood ransomware takes the driver’s seat

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:09:03 +0000

RobbinHood a is a ransomware family that specifically targets organizations using a vulnerable kernel driver to prepare systems for encryption. Learn how to protect against it.

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Sextortion scammers getting creative

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:09:34 +0000

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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