A week in security (August 2 – August 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:10:23 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated August 2 through August 8.

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LemonDuck no longer settles for breadcrumbs

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:19:31 +0000

LemonDuck is a versatile botnet that has expanded from infecting targets with cryptominers to more malicious malware.

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When coin miners evolve, Part 2: Hunting down LemonDuck and LemonCat attacks

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:00:59 +0000

LemonDuck is an actively updated and robust malware primarily known for its botnet and cryptocurrency mining objectives. Today, beyond using resources for its traditional bot and mining activities, LemonDuck steals credentials, removes security controls, spreads via emails, moves laterally, and ultimately drops more tools for human-operated activity.

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When coin miners evolve, Part 1: Exposing LemonDuck and LemonCat, modern mining malware infrastructure

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:00:57 +0000

LemonDuck, an actively updated and robust malware that’s primarily known for its botnet and cryptocurrency mining objectives, adopted more sophisticated behavior and escalated its operations. Today, beyond using resources for its traditional bot and mining activities, LemonDuck steals credentials, removes security controls, spreads via emails, moves laterally, and ultimately drops more tools for human-operated activity.

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