Rocke Miner Removal — Identify and Delete Active Infections

Rocke Miner is a hacking weapon that can infect multiple hosts at once, our in-depth removal article shows how victims can remove active infections. Depending on its exact configuration it can perform various system changes and even deliver other infections.

Threat Summary

NameRocke Miner
TypeMiner
Short DescriptionThe Rocke Miner is a customizable cryptocurrency miner that can be expanded to include other malware modules as well.
SymptomsThe victims may not experience any apparent symptoms of infection.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Scripts and others.
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Rocke Miner – Distribution Methods

The Rocke Miner is a malicious threat that appears to be coming from Chinese-speaking actors. The primary distribution method seems to be infecting various GIT repositories wit the dangerous code. The active campaigns have been active since April 2018 which has resulted in a long tracking of the hacker operators.

Rocke Miner code are being used in various toolkits, scripts and code embedded in applications that use GIT repositories to store, manage and download code. Other virus delivery methods include connecting to remote servers via HTTP connections and etc.

Other methods can still be used to spread the Miner instance. Honeypots detected that several attack campaigns attempt to utilize an exploit targeting Apache Struts vulnerable code.

Like other common miner threats Rocke can also be embedded in various forms, the most common ones are the following:

  • Infected Document Payloads — Macro code can be embedded in documents of different types: text documents, spreadsheets, presentations or databases. Whenever they are opened by the victim users a notification prompt will appear asking them to enable the built-in scripts. If this is done the infection (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/rocke-miner-removal-identify-delete-active-infections/