Hijack alert: EthOS miners are the new victims

According to Bitdefender, new hijack bot is aimed to the EthOS mining devices; continue reading to learn more
02 November 2017   2737

The developers of Bitdefender antivirus have identified hackers who seize control over the Ethereum crypto currency miners and steal money from the victims' wallets. This was reported by the company's blog.

According to it, the hijack bot was launched on October 30 and is aimed at finding equipment running a 64-bit operating system ethOS with the factory accounting information SSH.

Thanks to the fake site-bait experts of Bitdefender managed to identify the algorithm of hackers. As it turned out, at first the attackers tried to hack the site with the help of combinations of passwords and SSH logins (ethos: live, as well as root: live), then they wanted to change the purse ID to their own. 

So, if you are running an Ether Miner based on Ethereum OS, make sure you have changed the default login credentials. If you haven’t done so, now would be a good time to check whether the miner is sending money to you, not hackers.

Bogdan Botezatu
Bitdefender team

Hijack scheme 
Hijack scheme

Aditionally, the Bitdefender team found out the hackers' wallet. Fortunatelly, at the moment of press, they stole aroun 2 ETH.

Hackers' wallet
Hackers' wallet

It is worth noting that EthOS is present on 38,000 mining devices. So if you use EthOS mining devices, don't forget to check your login data.

Binance Android App to Support CC Payments

Additionally, crypto-fiat exchange Binance Singapore was launched
25 April 2019   83

Binance has updated the application for the Android OS. Now users can buy cryptocurrency using their credit cards.

In particular, the feature of buying Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash with your credit card is now available.

At the same time, the launch of the Binance Singapore crypto-fiat exchange took place. So far, only one trading pair is available to users of the site - BTC / SGD, but later in the listing other coins may appear.

Singapore users need not only to create an account, but also to link it to an account in the local Xfers payment service, which provides cryptowallet approved by local regulators.

It is noteworthy that earlier Xfers was a partner of Coinbase, when the latter launched its services in Singapore, but relations between the companies were terminated.