Hijacked NAS systems deliver half million dogecoins on




The hackers who earlier this year Synology storage abused to mine, dogecoins knew in two months to generate a value of nearly half a million. Virtual coins quantity The criminals secretly turned CPUminer the NAS systems.

In early February Synology users complained about slow performance of their NAS systems and after investigation it became clear that processes confiscated marked PWNEDm power. The processes could be traced to a bitcoinminer. Dell SecureWorks has examined the matter in recent months and came to the conclusion that the malware CPUminer was used by the criminals.

The miner was connecting to a private mining pool server and the connection and information stored in the PWND folder on the system could be made that the public key of the botmaster belonged to a dogecoin wallet instead of a bitcoin wallet, as was originally thought. Research on the block chain from that address and that of another address used, provided the estimate that there were gemined in January and February dogecoins 500 million, with a converted value of 458 170 euros.

According to Dell, the man behind the mining operation no stranger to the field of malware and is probably of German origin. It would be the second most lucrative illegal mining operation to date, claims Dell.

In September last year showed that the DSM software Synology contain four serious vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit to take over. Nas systems fully A simple search for “site: synology.me” was sufficient to find vulnerable systems. Synology has been leaking poem.

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