Over 500 000 Enslaved Servers mining Monero – infected by BotNet

Over 500 000 Enslaved Servers mining Monero IconOver 500 000 Enslaved Servers mining Monero – infected by BotNet. Monero CrytpoCurrency Botnet hijacked over half a million Servers . BotNet enslaved the servers and forced them to mine Monero tokens. Servers mined Around 9000 Monero tokens according to latest information. This is roughly $3.6 million.

 

Over 500 000 Enslaved Servers mining Monero – infected by BotNet

Smominru is the BotNet guilty in current case. BotNet infected over 520 000 Windows servers. Infected servers mined around 8900 Monero tokens since May 2017, when the BotNet first appeared. The BotNet is based on the Windows exploit called EternalBlue. NSA developed the EternalBlue and Shadow Brokers hacker group leaked it. NSA deployed EternalBlue together with another one of their exploits – DoublePulsar (WannaCry attack).Example of Over 500 000 Enslaved Servers mining wannacry

Windows servers are the main victims of the BotNet. They are always on and furthermore they have a lot of power to process data. Most infected machines are located in Russia, India and Taiwan.

Attempts to stop the BotNet have been unsuccessful so far. CyberSecurity people from Proofpoint, abuse.ch and the ShadowServer Foundation tried to exterminate the botnet, but it recovered quickly.

According to CoinDesk, Monero CryptoCurrency has often been related to CyberCrimes. Shady people can use Monero in shady ways as Monero transaction history is all private.

DoublePulsar installed Monero mining software. TrendMicro announced that Miners are using Google’s DoubleClick ad services to deploy the CryptoCurrency mining malware to different machines.

Example of Over 500 000 Enslaved Servers mining wannacry Monero

 

 

 

CryptoCurrency related crimes seem to be more popular as the popularity of Crypto is on the rise. As an example a short while ago two crime episodes took place. Fake Twitter account Scam and CoinCheck Hack.

 

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06.02.2018 – EqEST

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