Cryptocurrency miner

Threat actors targeted are exploiting the ProxyLogon vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers to deploy Monero cryptocurrency miners. Sophos researchers reported that threat actors targeted Microsoft Exchange by exploiting ProxyLogon vulnerabilities to deploy malicious Monero cryptominer in an unusual attack. The unknown attacker is attempting to deliver a payload which is being hosted on a compromised […]

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The popular code repository hosting service GitHub is investigating a crypto-mining campaign abusing its infrastructure. Code repository hosting service GitHub launched an investigation in a series of attacks aimed at abusing its infrastructure to illicitly mine cryptocurrency. Such kind of attacks was reported at least since the end of 2020, when some software developers reported the malicious activity […]

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Crooks are exploiting BTC blockchain transactions to hide backup command-and-control (C2) server addresses for a cryptomining botnet. Security experts from Akamai have spotted a new botnet used for illicit cryptocurrency mining activities that are abusing Bitcoin (BTC) transactions to implement a backup mechanism for C2.  This technique allows botnet operators to make their infrastructure resilient […]

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