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Threat Exchange Network blog: September 2018

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Xbash combines botnet, ransomware, coinmining in worm targeting Linux and Windows

A new malware family targeting Linux and Windows has been detected, linked to Iron Group.  Xbash has both ransomware and coinmining capabilities, in addition to being self-propagating  (similar to WannaCry or NotPetya). It spreads by attacking weak passwords and unpatched vulnerabilities, and is data-destructive. In fact, there is no functionality that would enable restoration after a ransom is paid. [45 IOCs]
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Kodi add-ons cryptomining 

Kodi is a media player which has functionalities that can only be added through add-ons. A cryptomining malware was found in the XcMBC repository, which has spread across the ecosystem through routine updates by unsuspecting owners of other third-party add-on repositories and ready-made Kodi builds. [39 IOCs]
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DanaBot targets Europe

Modular banking trojan DanaBot was first discovered in malicious email campaigns targeting users in Australia. Written in Delphi, its multi-stage and -component architecture continues to be actively developed. It was recently detected in a campaign targeting Poland, which is still ongoing. [38 IOCs]
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Cogeco Peer 1 the latest in a line of compromised cloud hosting services

Cogeco Peer 1 has been found to serve phishing attacks and other malware in the wild as far back as February 2018. One of the domains hosted by this service provider, called ‘flexsel[.]ca’ is distributing a malicious document that installs a crypto-wallet stealer on victims’ machines, amongst other issues. [32 IOCs]
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Partnerstroka scam operation features latest browser locker

Despite actions by security vendors, tech support scams continue to be one of the top consumer cyberthreats this year. One particular scam campaign has been relying on malvertising to redirect users to browser lockers (browlocks) pages. [24 IOCs]
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