12 Sep '16, 5am

Malware discovered in IoT hard-drives hijacking them to mine for Bitcoin!

Malware discovered in IoT hard-drives hijacking them to mine for Bitcoin!

A malware variant named Mal/Miner-C (also known as PhotoMiner) is infecting Internet-exposed Seagate Central Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and using them to infect connected computers to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency. Miner-C, or PhotoMiner , appeared at the start of June 2016, when a report revealed how this malware was targeting FTP servers and spreading on its own to new machines thanks to worm-like features that attempted to brute-force other FTP servers using a list of default credentials. Miner-C now specifically targets Seagate Central NAS hard drives This same functionality is still present in the latest Miner-C version, but security researchers from Sophos say that recent Miner-C iterations are using a design flaw in the Seagate Central NAS devices to place a copy of itself on their public data folders. NAS devices, which are network-connected hard d...

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