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Cybercriminals Unleash Bitcoin-Mining Malware - Threat ...
This increasing public attention did not go unnoticed by cybercriminals who have began unleashing Bitcoin-mining malware. The term "Bitcoin-mining malware" is used to refer to malware that cybercriminals use to install Bitcoin miners in users' systems. These allow cybercriminals to utilize systems' computing resources for their own gain.
What is a Bitcoin and how is it created?
Bitcoin is a form...
A Malware Analyst's Guide to Bitcoin - SentinelOne
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Malware Analyst's Guide to Bitcoin
By Caleb Fenton -
April 11, 2017
Why Should You Care?
Criminals are using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for handling payments for selling stolen data, hacking services such as DDoS ,...
Mirai IoT Botnet: Mining for Bitcoins? - Security Intelligence
This led us to question the effectiveness of a bitcoin miner running on a simple IoT device that lacks the power to create many bitcoins, if any at all. Given Mirai's power to infect thousands of machines at a time, however, there is a possibility that the bitcoin miners could work together in tandem as one large miner consortium. We haven't yet determined that capability, but we found it to be...
Network Attacks Containing Cryptocurrency CPU Mining Tools ...
Quazarcoin (QCN); and
Anonymous Electronic On-line Coin (AEON).
All of these cryptocurrencies are also found in the Mirai mining tool, mined along with bitcoin.
What's the Attraction to CPU Miners?
Many virtual coin miners have been built to leverage the graphics processing unit (GPU) in infected endpoints, better known as the computer's video card, not CPUs. This is because GPUs have large...
Remove Monero Miner (Removal Guide) - Nov 2017 update
The cryptocurrency hype boosts the development of malicious Monero Miners
Monero Miner is a malicious program that has been actively mining Monero cryptocurrency  since 2016. In 2017, the virus has been updated and continued making virtual currency illegally by using affected computer's CPU. Currently, Vatico Monero (XMR) CPU Miner, Shadowsocks Miner, Wise XMRig virus and other miners are...