.  Published  · By KarlVonBahnhof

Monero mining malware


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Just a few days after the WannaCry mass ransomware a Monero mining malware has been reported.

After WannaCry, UIWIX Ransomware and Monero-Mining Malware Follow Suit.

WannaCry ransomware’s outbreak during the weekend was mitigated by having its kill switch domain registered. It was only a matter of time, however, for other cybercriminals to follow suit. Case in point: the emergence of UIWIX ransomware (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_UIWIX.A) and one notable Trojan our sensors detected.

Apart from WannaCry and UIWIX, our sensors also detected a Trojan delivered using EternalBlue—Adylkuzz (TROJ_COINMINER.WN). This malware turns infected systems into zombies and steals its resources in order to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero.

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