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Carbon Black TAU uncovers crypto-mining campaign affecting over 500,000 computers

August 28, 2019 / IBTimes

Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, recently released a threat report outlining how a well-known crypto-mining campaign has been enhanced to steal system access information for possible sale on the dark web. Dubbed "Access Mining" by Carbon Black researchers, this particular attack stands to affect more than 500,000 computers around the world. The methods used could pave the way for more dangerous and far-reaching attacks as threats considered lower priority can open the door for more advanced, targeted attacks that can be sold to the highest bidder. The discovery was made after the CB ThreatSight™ team alerted Carbon Black's TAU about unusual behaviour seen across a handful of endpoints. The ensuing investigation revealed sophisticated, multi-stage malware that was sending detailed system metadata to a network of hijacked web servers, presumably for the purposes of resale on one (or many) remote access marketplaces across the ...