A recently released subscription-based SHA256/Scrypt supporting stealth DIY Bitcoin mining tool is poised to empower cybercriminals with advanced Bitcoin mining capabilities to be used on the malware-infected hosts that they have direct access to, or have purchased through a boutique cybercrime-friendly E-shop selling access to hacked PCs.

Let’s take a peek at the DIY Bitcoin mining tool, and discuss some of its core features.

Sample screenshot of the international underground market advertisement:


The Bitcoin mining tool comes with a DIY generating tool, start up functionality, installation persistence, assembly changer, icon changer, support for both Bitcoin and Litecoin CPU/GPU, the ability to change the CPU/GPU threads, as well as the ability to adjust the GPU fan percentage. The mining tool comes as a fully managed subscription-based service for the price of $15 on a monthly basis. The accepted methods are BTC, LTC, TRC, and naturally in the context of OPSEC-unaware cybercrime-friendly releases, PayPal.

Sample screenshots courtesy of “happy customers”:

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We expect to continue observing an increase in managed subscription based DIY Bitcoin mining international underground market propositions, and will post updates as soon as we come across such managed services.

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