AVIEN roundup 28th September 2018

Updates to Cryptocurrency/Crypto-mining News and Resources

Sophos: Cryptojacking – coming to a server-laptop-phone near you (and how to stop it) – Paul Ducklin’s summary of blockchain and cryptojacking, with particular reference to Android.

Updates to Specific Ransomware Families and Types


Zeljka Zorz for Help Net: Phorpiex bots target remote access servers to deliver ransomware – “Threat actors are brute-forcing their way into enterprise endpoints running server-side remote access applications and attempting to spread the GandCrab ransomware onto other enterprise computers, SecurityScorecard researchers are warning.”


Trend Micro: Viro Botnet Ransomware Breaks Through – “we have recently observed Viro botnet (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_VIBOROT.THIAHAH), with both ransomware and botnet capabilities, affecting users in the United States.”

Updates to Mac Virus

David Harley


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