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Botnets are Increasing Unauthorized Crypto Mining Activities Botnets are Increasing Unauthorized Crypto Mining Activities
News | 11/30/2018

Botnets are Increasing Unauthorized Crypto Mining Activities

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Botnets Increasing Cryptomining Activities

A security report released by cybersecurity experts states that botnets are increasing to distribute unauthorized crypto mining programs and applications.

In the note, analysts from the panel of cybersecurity firm on Wednesday said that the number of unique users that are being attacked by crypto miners are dramatically increasing since September 2018.

These crypto miners malware like Coinhive, DarkGate, WebCobra, etc. are secretly reallocating themselves in the infected machine to process mining of the cryptocurrencies.

According to the reports, the number of users were infected in September and the threat is still ongoing as the infection rate is increasing.

DDoS Attack And Change In Bots

The panel released a report about the noticeable drops in the distribution of DDos attacks. The note further details that the owners of many well-known bots have changed their attack vector towards mining.

For example, the DDoS activity of the botnet-Yoyo has dropped dramatically though there is no data present that can tell its dismantled state.

A possible explanation for the increased cyber attacks in crypto-mining is because of the malware which on distribution, becomes difficult for the victims, cyber world investigators and federal police to detect.

Botne DDos attack

Of the many types of software that are identified and cataloged as most malicious computer process always use maximum computer ability while allocating a very small amount to mining and keeps users away from noticing it.

The members of the panel further looked into the reasons for the prevalence of the cryptomining type of malware into some regions. This clearly concludes that areas with a neglectful legislative framework on piracy, illicitly distributed software mostly have victims of the cryptojacking.

The U.S. users are the least affected by the cryptomining attacks and constitute only 1.33 percent of the total number of victims which is then followed by the users in Switzerland and Britain. However, countries with dull piracy laws like Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Indonesia has topped the list.

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The more freely unlicensed software is distributed, the more miners there are. This is confirmed by our statistics, which indicates that miners most often land on victim computers together with pirated software.

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  2. Keep your Windows Updated: To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update.By doing this you can keep your device free from virus.According to the survey, outdated/older versions of Windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third-party installation: Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Backup: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection.Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
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