25 Dec '12, 4pm

Skynet, the potential use of Tor as a bulletproof botnet #Bitcoin #botnet #Skynet #Tor #security

Skynet, the potential use of Tor as a bulletproof botnet #Bitcoin #botnet #Skynet #Tor #security

Recently I wrote many articles highlighting the great interest in the bitcoin currency schema demonstrated by cybercrime, one of the most common monetization schema is the possibility to abuse of victims computation capabilities to mine coins. The author of Skynet have demonstrated great attention in Bitcoin Mining, the malware includes the “CGMiner ” open-source bitcoin miner which is able to support CPU and GPU for mining process. The Skynet bot installs a couple of hocks to detect user’s activity on the PC (WH_MOUSE and a WH_KEYBOARD ) in this way it could start mining bitcoins only after two minutes of inactivity and immediately stops when some user interacts again with his desktop. The original idea proposed on Reddit describe the mining with following statements:

Full article: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/10960/cyber-crime/sky...

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