The Trustwave researchers unearthed the hackers’ tricky techniques to avoid detection in the latest attacks; which included using different domains and IPS in a web socket proxy as well as alterations to their domain names on the network. Trustwave reportedly reached out to the make a wish foundation immediately they took notice of the hacking activity, but the foundation did not respond. It is also reported that the hackers’ injected bug was removed shortly after Trustwave had raised the alarm.
This is not an isolated incident since a Bloomberg report shows that crypto jacking cases have gone up a staggering 500 percent in 2018. Cybersecurity companies such as Trustwave and MacAfee have been unearthing crypto bugs non-stop with one of the latest bugs being “Webcobra” unearthed by MacAfee and is said to have originated from Russia. A Japanese cybersecurity firm, Trend Micro, also quite recently exposed a new strain of crypto mining software that targets Pcs running on Linux.
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