Dubbed as CrazyCoin, a brand new virus has been recently discovered by researchers, which spreads through the NSA leaked EternalBlue exploit kit. The researchers came across this new computer virus as they found that it incorporates numerous capabilities in its arsenal.
The virus allegedly incorporates mining, hacking, and ‘backdoor’ modules. After it taints a user’s machine, it downloads mining and data-stealing modules. Later it plants the Double Pulsar backdoor program so that every one of these modules cooperates with one another and plays out their own activities.
As indicated by researchers from 360 Baize Labs who found the infection, “The powershell script is responsible for downloading various modules to the victim’s machine for execution.”
They state that the mining module incorporated in the virus is utilized to mine Monero and HNS coins.
Furthermore, among the data stolen by the virus’ stealing module are the victim’s sensitive documents, like the ID cards, passwords, bitcoin wallets and so on.
This stolen information is later sent back to a server controlled and handled by the attackers.
Exhorting the users the researchers warn them about a few certain things as CrazyCoin ‘leverages’ the EternalBlue endeavor to proliferate across systems. This exploit kit is known for abusing a vulnerability in SMBv1, it is important to further update security patches against it.
The vulnerability CVE-2017-0144 exists on the grounds that the SMB version 1 server in different variants of Microsoft Windows mishandles exceptionally created packets from remote attackers, permitting them to execute arbitrary code on the targeted computer.
The CrazyCoin virus is said to listen and receive commands on port 3611.