Researchers from the company of cybersecurity Intezer found that for more than 6 months, the hackers secretly distributing the new malware via the Dogecoin blockchain.
Recently, the team stumbled upon a discreet backdoor called Doki which unfolded through the botnet and used the network of cryptocurrency to generate your domain address C2. Using domain names the malware was looking for additional vulnerabilities of cloud services for their subsequent breaking.
The attacker Mogg switch domains, and choose what software to use to attack, making transfers a certain amount from your Dogecoin wallet. Intezer the researchers say that this method of hacking is very subtle, because Doki was detectable only later than 6 months after its deployment, despite the fact that he was loaded into the database of the antivirus program.
A backdoor not only has a high level of stealth, but also very dangerous. For infection requires only a few hours from the time a misconfiguration is connected to the network server.
Cybercriminals are increasingly starting to use blockchain technology in its activities. For example, at a recent hacking of the Australian national networking group of hackers also used the cryptocurrency exploits.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: depositphotos