27 Sep '13, 6pm

Yet another subscription-based stealth Bitcoin mining tool spotted in the wild

As we anticipated in our series of blog posts highlighting the growing use of DIY/subscription based stealth Bitcoin miners , cybercriminals continue populating this newly emerged market segment, with new, undetected, cryptor-friendly stealth Bitcoin mining tools. This is being done to empower fellow cybercriminals with the necessary tools to help them monetize the malware-infected hosts that they either already have access to, or intend to purchase through one of the, ubiquitous for the cybercrime ecosystem, malware-infected hosts as a service type of underground market propositions. In post, I’ll discuss the existence of yet another DIY stealth Bitcoin mining tool, in particular how the cybercriminal behind it is attempting to strike a balance between pitching it to fellow cybercriminals — through Terms of Service — in a way that supposedly makes it illegal to install it...

Full article: http://www.webroot.com/blog/2013/09/27/yet-another-subscr...

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