Crypto miner

ProxyShellMiner Targets Windows Endpoints

Morphisec has recently identified a highly evasive malware campaign delivering ProxyShellMiner to Windows endpoints. As the name suggests, ProxyShellMiner exploits the ProxyShell vulnerabilities CVE-2021-34473 and CVE-2021-34523 in Windows Exchange servers for initial access and compromise of an organization to deliver crypto miners. After successfully breaching an Exchange server and obtaining control, the attackers use the […]

Coinminers installed by Linux Malware

The ASEC analysis team recently discovered that a Linux malware developed with Shc has been installing a CoinMiner. It is presumed that after successful authentication through a dictionary attack on inadequately managed Linux SSH servers, various malware were installed on the target system. Among those installed were the Shc downloader, XMRig CoinMiner installed through the […]

Crypto Miners Latest Exploits

Crypto miners have been present in the threat landscape for some years, since an attacker identified the opportunity of leveraging victim’s CPUs to mine cryptocurrencies for them. Despite the current rough patch in the world of cryptocurrencies, these miners are still present and will be in the foreseeable future. Attackers have been sending malicious attachments, […]

Check Point picks up Cypto Miner disguised as Google Translate

At the end of July 2022, Check Point Research (CPR) detected a previously undisclosed cryptomining campaign, called Nitrokod, which potentially infected thousands of machines worldwide. At the campaign’s core there are several useful utilities. Created by a Turkish speaking entity, the campaign dropped malware from free software available on popular websites such as Softpedia and uptodown. The software […]

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