The Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) uncovered various new and otherwise previously unknown components of a prominent cryptocurrency mining campaign. The botnet overseeing the operation leverages unique attack patterns to bypass application whitelisting, provide remote access, collect and exfiltrate sensitive information and likely sell access to hundreds of thousands of compromised hosts.
This multistage campaign highlights the need to stay vigilant on the cybersecurity front, as threats that may start off as commodity malware transform and evolve into complex attacks over time.
The August 29 webinar, Hidden Agenda: The Darker Side of a Prominent Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet, takes a deep dive into this sinister crypto-mining campaign. Featuring TAU experts Greg Foss, Senior Threat Researcher, and Marina Liang, Senior Threat Analyst, the webinar presents findings and explores:
1. Weaponization of commodity threats
2. Hidden impacts of commodity malware
3. How attribution models can be misleading in an active threat economy