Cyber threat investigators say do not let the ongoing "crypto winter" lull you into a false sense of cybersecurity. The phrase “crypto winter” likely came from the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones.” In the series, the motto of the House of Stark was “Winter Is Coming.” It was considered a warning that lasting conflict could descend on the land of Westeros at any time. Similarly, an extended period of trouble may be settling over the crypto market. During this difficult time, you must remain
News broke on 5 July 2022 that the operators of AstraLocker Ransomware were shutting down in favor of pursuing a new cryptojacking campaign. The group shared decryptors with VirusTotal, and according to BleepingComputer the decryptors worked on test files that were recently encrypted by the ransomware. AstraLocker was born out of the Babuk ransomware family. In the Summer of 2021 Babuk ransomware group’s code was leaked and the similarities between the leaked code and AstraLocker’s code point
A new malware family is targeting Asian cloud service providers and using compromised resources to mine cryptocurrency. The malware, CoinStomp, makes use of Timestomping, Command and Control through reverse shells, removal of target system’s cryptographic policies, and references to a previous cryptojacking campaign, Xanthe.
Cryptojacking is the process of compromising machines and using their resources to mine for cryptocurrencies. This attack method has grown popular as an alternative to buil
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