Postmortem of a Compromised MikroTik Router

Cryptocurrency coinminers are the new ransomware and malicious actors have already pounced on the opportunity to make their fortune. Symantec has been tracking a large-scale coin-mining campaign which, as per Shodan, has currently infected about 157,000 MikroTik routers. Researchers discovered this coin-mining Read More …

Cryptocurrency Miner Distributed via PHP Weathermap Vulnerability, Targets Linux Servers

Legitimate and large-scale cryptocurrency mining operations often invest in dedicated hardware and electric consumption to make a profit. This doesn’t escape the attention of cybercriminals: Malicious cryptocurrency mining was so pervasive last year that it was the most detected network event in devices connected to home Read More …

Unicode Technique Used to Deliver Cryptomining Malware Through Telegram

Attackers are using the time-tested right-to-left override technique to deliver cryptomining malware through the popular Telegram messaging application, say researchers. The right-to-left (RLO) technique uses Unicode to hide malicious file names and trick users into executing what appear to be Read More …