Author: Alyssa Christelle Ramos   

 PLATFORM:

Linux

 OVER ALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE
Low
Medium
High
Critical

  • Threat Type:
    Coinminer

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
    No

  • In the wild:
    Yes

  OVERVIEW

INFECTION CHANNEL: Downloaded from the Internet, Dropped by other malware

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.

However, as of this writing, the said sites are inaccessible. It uses the system's central processing unit (CPU) and/or graphical processing unit (GPU) resources to mine cryptocurrency.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 679 bytes
File type: Other
Memory resident: No
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 04 maja 2020

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 does the following:

  • It tries to connect to an arbitrary URL/IP randomly to get a list of IP addresses and tries to connect to it and scans for the following open Docker ports:
    • 2375
    • 2376
    • 2377
    • 4244
    • 4243
  • Once it is connected to an arbitrary URL/IP, it connects to the following website(s) to download and execute a malicious file:

However, as of this writing, the said sites are inaccessible.

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: 15.850.01
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 05 maja 2020
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 15.851.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 06 maja 2020

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