Cyber Security Firm Check Point Research Reports of ‘Evolving’ Monero Cryptojacker


Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the cryptojacking malware KingMiner is “evolving” as it targets XMR and attacks Windows Servers.

Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the KingMiner cryptojacker targeting cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) is “evolving,” according to a company’s blog post published Nov. 30.

KingMiner was purportedly firstly detected in mid-June, subsequently evolving in two improved versions. The malware attacks Windows Servers by deploying various evasion methods to skirt its detection. Per Check Point data, several detection engines have registered significantly decreased detection rates, while sensor logs have shown a growing number of KingMiner attacks.

The firm has been monitoring KingMiner activity over the past six months and concluded that the malware has evolved in two new versions. The blog post further explains:

“The malware continuously…



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2018-11-30 21:55:00

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