A cryptocurrency mining malware strikes again: the malware referred to spil Linux.BTCMine.26 is actively distributed to Linux computers using default Telnet credentials. Despite its name, it does not mine Bitcoin but is interested ter Monero, an altcoin which has recently surged ter value after weeks of sideways trading act. Additionally, it only targets X86-64 and ARM hardware-based devices.

How it works?

The Linux.BtcMine.26 distribution scheme is pretty similar to the mechanism for infecting of Mirai. Thus, Linux.BtcMine.26 has a built-in Telnet scanner similar to the one found te the Mirai malware. For now, this scanner will only seek out IPv4 addresses, albeit IPv6 support may be added te the future. Once it finds a susceptible IP address, it will attempt to loom ter through a Telnet connection. Assuming this connection is made successfully, the malware will execute guidelines to download the BTCMine binary ter question, themerkle.com reports.

Linux.BTCMine.26 mining malware code

It’s noteworthy, that the malware’s source code has many references to Brian Krebs, one of the industry leaders when it comes to infosec, spil seems like there’s a war going on inbetween infosec journalists and cybercriminals. The code also exposes that the malware uses the Minergate XMR pool to successfully mine the cryptocurrency.

Storing gegevens is always expensive and presents a lotsbestemming of issues with security. And blockchain has introduced a fresh way to do it with less expense and hassle. Now American insurance companies want to attempt it out and see, if they will benefit from fresh technology ter any way.

The thickest players ter US health insurance sector are UnitedHealth Group and Humana. Together with UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary Optum they have partnered with Quest Diagnostics and MultiPan to test out a fresh blockchain pilot for the sector.

According to the press release published by UnitedHealth Group on April Two, 2018, the objective of the project is to see if sharing gegevens inbetween health insurance providers through blockchain will help people get swifter access to care, streamline administrative work and improve gegevens accuracy.

But the main punt to be corrected by the implementation of blockchain ter such a way is the cost of gegevens storage and maintenance. Right now it costs insurance companies about Two billion dollars a year just to maintain the records and compile them with the separate copies, stored by hospitals and other parties ter the business when differences arise.

Hopefully it will also reduce the cost of the services for the customers, but it’s unclear spil of now, because the project is just a pilot to test out the feasibility of blockchain te such a task. But more accurate information about the patient is essential to providing the best possible treatment, on this all the parties agree unequivocally.

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