Beginning in August of 2017, a new cryptocurrency mining botnet, dubbed Smominru, started propagating via the recently leaked Eternal Blue exploit. Smominru, aka MyKings, is characterized by the targeting of Windows systems using WMI as a file-less persistence mechanism.
As of March 2019, Smominru showed no signs of slowing down. Wapack Labs has identified approximately 316K victims connecting to Smominru infrastructure over a period of 6 days. This report provides a high-level overview…
Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook
Clicking on videos and links in Facebook may not always be safe. Caution should always be used when opening links, especially if they are from an unknown recipient. Researchers recently reported on a malicious Chrome extension which is spreading through Facebook Messenger to target users of cryptocurrency trading platforms to steal their credentials.