Adylkuzz Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Spreading

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, May 17, 2017.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    "Good" malware is the kind the person is not even aware of, right? And "good" malware prevents the spread of other malware, right? The ProofPoint website has a write-up on the Adylkuzz malware, that is much like the WannaCry RansomWorm in that it spreads the same way. Instead of holding your data hostage in hopes of you giving up some Bitcoin in order to get your data back, Adylkuzz installs cryptocurrency mining software on your machine to farm its own Monero cryptocurrency. Adylkuzz is spreading using both the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits.
    It seems that Adylkuzz has been in the wild since before we all got the WannaCry RasomWorm wake up call, possibly since April 24th. So you may be into Monero cryptocurrency mining and you are not even aware of it. See how easy mining is to get into? From what ProofPoint is citing in its article, I would guess that Adylkuzz is going to be much more successful on the money front than WannaCry.
     
  2. Tiberian

    Tiberian Finger Me

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    Seriously, we all knew this was coming and the moment I saw the thread title this was what instantly popped into my consciousness:

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    We'll probably see a flood of such malware coming in because of what the NSA and other agencies have wrought with their technological developments. Fuck 'em, deep, hard, in the ass multiple times with the pens the President uses to sign the damned executive orders. :D
     
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  3. SvenBent

    SvenBent [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hmm what if it was foldingAThome instead... think of the massive amount of computional power you could harness for such a program
     
  4. U-238

    U-238 [H]Lite

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    Wish I knew enough about coding to write something like this. I'd write a piece that finds vulnerable systems, takes over and installs the patch for the exploit, then removes itself. Just for shits-n-giggles.
     
  5. oROEchimaru

    oROEchimaru [H]ardness Supreme

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    still havnt found aliens with seti
     
  6. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha [H]ard|Gawd

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    This is only the beginning. There's more toolkits out there.
     
  7. DocFaustus

    DocFaustus 2[H]4U

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    I doubt I can be convinced there is any "good" malware. Its my computer and my resources to be used how I see fit.
     
  8. Mugato

    Mugato Gawd

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    Would sure be nice if someone did that! Would be easy enough I think, but yah don't get payyeeddd.
     
  9. kju1

    kju1 Gawd

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    How is a Microsoft software development team failing to find a bug/vulnerability the governments fault?
     
  10. U-238

    U-238 [H]Lite

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    Perhaps I'd throw a pop-up on screen when it's finished patching saying "hey stupid, I patched your shit. you're welcome." or something. The warm, fuzzy thought of pissing off a couple of lazy IT admins by doing their job for them would be all the payment I need. :p
     
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