Trojan.ElectrumDoSMiner

Short bio

Trojan.ElectrumDoSMiner is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a Trojan responsible for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Electrum bitcoin wallets.

Symptoms

Users of affected computers may experience slowdowns in internet speed as they are joined to a botnet that performs DDoS attacks.

Type and source of the infection

Trojan.ElectrumDoSMiner can be dropped by exploit kits as well as by other Trojans known as Trojan.BeamWinHTTP and Smoke Loader.

This Trojan uses a Trojanized wallet to flood Electrum nodes with requests.

flodding

Flooding ElectrumX servers on port 50002 or 50001

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.ElectrumDoSMiner by using real-time protection.

Malwarebytes also blocks the known IPs that host the botnet Trojan.

block 178.159.37.113

Malwarebytes blocks the IP 178.159.37.113

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.ElectrumDoSMiner without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Traces/IOCs

ElectrumDoSMiner infrastructure

178.159.37.113  
194.63.143.226  
217.147.169.179
188.214.135.174

Trojan.BeamWinHTTP

48dcb183ff97a05fd3e466f76f385543480abb62c9adcae24d1bdbbfc26f9e5a

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