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Re: [Full-disclosure] Hacked servers mining for bitcoins?

From: Peter Dawson <slash.pd_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 19:58:49 GMT
To: full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk

I think that Bitcoin to (linden$ ) L$ | USD is another method of morphing
the economics to support real vector values.

Bitcoin's design allows for pseudonymous ownership and transfers and thereby
making it attractive space to begin with. Plus with an overall growth
anticpated to be approx $21M, it is lucrative for small black transaction
...just saying
/pd

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Chris M <chris@nullroute.net> wrote:

> Yes, it is well known that certain individuals are using compromised *nix
> servers particularly to run bitcoin miners into pools. Its only been
> happening for.. a long time.
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:20 PM, Zach C. <fxchip@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hmm -- that's interesting. I wonder if it would be possible/feasible to
>> build a botnet in this fashion that would overtake legitimate bitcoin nodes
>> in terms of CPU power. (You probably know what would happen then)
>> On Jul 19, 2011 12:11 PM, "Robin" <robin@rbsec.net> wrote:
>> > Had to deal with a server today that had been hacked (still running
>> > realVNC 4.0, so there's that lovely bypass exploit released 4 years
>> > ago). This server was an exchange/domain controller for a small
>> business.
>> >
>> > Not much seemed to have been done to it. From the looks of it, all the
>> > attacker had done was make themselves a new account (domain user, local
>> > admin, username 'sys'), and had then logged into it, downloaded the
>> > Ufasoft bitcoin miner from a russian file sharing site, and then run it.
>> > The file was called `mmc.exe`, and was saved in the new account's `My
>> > Documents`. No other attempts to hide what was being done.
>> >
>> > Has anyone seen this before? Can you make more money from generating
>> > bitcoins on a hacked server than sending spam from it? The value of
>> > bitcoin is usually offset by the cost of generating it, but if you're
>> > using other people's resources to do it, it suddenly seems much more
>> > attractive. This looked like a fairly amateur attempt, so it could be a
>> > one-off skiddy, but maybe others will follow...
>> >
>> > ~Robin
>> >
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