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COINMINER_CRYPTONIGHT.SM-WIN64

 Analysis by: Joselyn Canuela

 ALIASES:

Application.BitCoinMiner.XV (BitDefender), HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Miner.gen (Kaspersky), Trojan.Cridex (Symantec)

 PLATFORM:

Windows

 OVERALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type: Coinminer

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

  OVERVIEW


This Coinminer arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It requires being executed with a specific argument/parameter, an additional component, or in a specific environment in order to proceed with its intended routine. It uses the system's central processing unit (CPU) and/or graphical processing unit (GPU) resources to mine cryptocurrency.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

467,968 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

16 Mar 2018

Arrival Details

This Coinminer arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Other Details

This Coinminer requires being executed with a specific argument/parameter, an additional component, or in a specific environment in order to proceed with its intended routine.

It uses the system's central processing unit (CPU) and/or graphical processing unit (GPU) resources to mine cryptocurrency. This behavior makes the system run abnormally slow.

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.850

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

14.118.08

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

09 Mar 2018

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

14.119.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

10 Mar 2018

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as COINMINER_CRYPTONIGHT.SM-WIN64. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check the following Trend Micro Support pages for more information:


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