Coinhive


On 6th December 2017, FortiGuard Labs discovered a compromised website - acenespargc[.]com. Looking into the source code, we noticed a suspicious encrypted script which the uses eval() function to convert all the characters into numbers. We used a tool called CharCode Translator to reverse the numbers back into characters. We were then able to retrieve a link which redirects to a scam page or phishing website. Part 1   Part 2 The above is just a simple example. The threat actor can actually... [Read More]
by RSS Eric Chong  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
Do you ever feel the Internet is especially slow these days? Or do you ever wonder if maybe it’s just your computer that’s getting slower? Don’t rush to the IT shop to buy a new computer yet … you may have been a victim of a new trick used by malevolent hackers called browser “cryptojacking.” What is cryptojacking? It’s a trick used to mine cryptocurrencies on your computer using your CPU resources in the background without your knowledge. All that a cybercriminal has to do is load a script... [Read More]
by RSS David Maciejak  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research