Smominru botnet made 4 million dollars for cybercriminals

Smominru crypto coin miner has made 4 million dollars for the cybercriminals since its release in May 2017. This miner infected systems that are producing around 24 Monero coins every day which is about 8500 US dollars. The Smominru botnet has been delivered to more than a half million Windows devices from Russia, India, and Taiwan. Smominru uses the same, NSA exploits EternalBlue, as WannaMine or WannaCry uses. Smominru is so unique because it is big in size and high in profitability.

This will be the primary trend for now on, ransomware or banking trojans will decrease in time due to lack of profitability in front of the new mining malware. The last 18 months have been busy for the cybercriminals that have duped the prohibitively Bitcoin in favor of Monero. The miners for Monero are so many this days that Monero can no longer be efficiently mined on desktop computers, making Smominru a valuable asset for this kind of operations.

Smominru is even more interesting because it uses Windows Management Infrastructure WMI for mining that is unusual because other coins are using their dedicated command-and-control C2network.
Smominru is using a hybrid of traditional C2 and WMI to configure and manage mining bots.
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