Massive Coinhive Cryptojacking Campaign Infects 170,000 MikroTik Routers

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mood, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. mood

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    Massive Coinhive Cryptojacking Campaign Infects 170,000 MikroTik Routers
    August 02, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ng-campaign-infects-170-000-mikrotik-routers/
     
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    Thousands of Compromised MikroTik Routers Send Traffic to Attackers
    September 4, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...d-mikrotik-routers-send-traffic-to-attackers/
     
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    Other 3,700 MikroTik Routers compromised in cryptoJacking campaigns
    September 11, 2018
    https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/76084/hacking/mikrotik-routers-cryptomining.html
     
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    Crypto-jacking epidemic spreads to 30K routers across India
    Cryptocurrency is mined on every page visited when using infected routers
    October 5, 2018

    https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/10/05/crypto-jacking-malware-coinhive/
     
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    PoC Attack Escalates MikroTik Router Bug to ‘As Bad As It Gets’
    https://threatpost.com/poc-attack-escalates-mikrotik-router-bug-to-as-bad-as-it-gets/
     
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    A mysterious grey-hat is patching people's outdated MikroTik routers
    Internet vigilante claims he patched over 100,000 MikroTik routers already
    October 12, 2018

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-mysterious-grey-hat-is-patching-peoples-outdated-mikrotik-routers/
     
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    Sorry, just don't by this. If the actor is patching router firmware, he by overwhelming odds intends to use those devices later for assumed non-legit activities. He might also be performing a "smoke screen" in that hack code is only placed on select devices.
     
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    MikroTik mayhem: Cryptomining campaign abusing routers
    October 18, 2018
    https://blog.avast.com/mikrotik-routers-targeted-by-cryptomining-campaign-avast
     
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