Threat actor leverages coin miner techniques to stay under the radar – here’s how to spot them

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 22:30:31 +0000

BISMUTH, which has been running increasingly complex cyberespionage attacks as early as 2012, deployed Monero coin miners in campaigns from July to August 2020. The group’s use of coin miners was unexpected, but it was consistent with their longtime methods of blending in.

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Which Threats had the Most Impact During the First Half of 2018?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:00:50 +0000

One of the best ways for organizations to shore up their data security efforts and work toward more proactive protection is by examining trends within the threat environment. Taking a look at the strategies for attack, infiltration and infection currently being utilized by hackers can point toward the types of security issues that will continue…

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Which specific malware trends should American businesses be prepared for?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:30:02 +0000

In 2017, more than 700 million malware specimens were discovered. In this type of environment, it can be a considerable challenge for enterprises to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape and ensure their internal protections are sufficient for safeguarding their most critical IT assets and data. After all, with each new day comes a sophisticated…

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Attack inception: Compromised supply chain within a supply chain poses new risks

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:13 +0000

A new software supply chain attack unearthed by Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) emerged as an unusual multi-tier case. Unknown attackers compromised the shared infrastructure in place between the vendor of a PDF editor application and one of its software vendor partners, making the apps legitimate installer the unsuspecting carrier of a

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The trend toward cryptojacking: What it is and how businesses can prevent it

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:30:45 +0000

Digital attacks have evolved quite a bit in recent years. First, businesses and researchers observed a rash of ransomware, wherein encryption was exploited to lock users out of their data and files in an attempt to collect financial ransom. Now, the next big wave in cybercriminal strategy has come, involving increasingly popular cryptocurrencies and the…

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Don’t Be a Coinmining Zombie – Part 1: Getting Cryptojacked

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:00:39 +0000

When your computer or mobile device (and now, even your IoT device) is hijacked to secretly mine cryptocurrencies, it’s been cryptojacked and becomes a coinmining zombie. Its CPU, memory, disk, and power are enlisted in varying degrees in the service of the mining botnet, which labors on behalf of those who use it, with other…

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Hunting down Dofoil with Windows Defender ATP

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:00:18 +0000

Dofoil is a sophisticated threat that attempted to install coin miner malware on hundreds of thousands of computers in March, 2018. In previous blog posts we detailed how behavior monitoring and machine learning in Windows Defender AV protected customers from a massive Dofoil outbreak that we traced back to a software update poisoning campaign several

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Poisoned peer-to-peer app kicked off Dofoil coin miner outbreak

Credit to Author: Windows Defender Research| Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:27:06 +0000

On March 7, we reported that a massive Dofoil campaign attempted to install malicious cryptocurrency miners on hundreds of thousands of computers. Windows Defender Antivirus, with its behavior monitoring, machine learning technologies, and layered approach to security detected and blocked the attack within milliseconds.Windows 10 S, a special configuration of Windows 10 providing Microsoft-verified security,

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