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Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:54 am
by Kadaitcha Man
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1252412 ... ng-cronjob
So basically my fresh server has been infected with the cryptomining malware Kinsing. Despite me following all of the instructions...
Docker malware.

Edited to provide the correct link.

Re: Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:59 am
by Pjotr
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:54 am
So basically my fresh server has been infected with the cryptomining malware Kinsing. Despite me following all of the instructions...
Docker malware.
Server security is a b*tch. Thank God I only have desktop machines. :mrgreen:

Re: Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:02 am
by Kadaitcha Man
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:59 am
Server security is a b*tch.
As is networking on Ubuntu Server with its use of netplan. Thank goodness someone disables it for Mint and neon, but it's there in desktop editions.

Re: Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:26 am
by karlchen
Hi, guys (Kadaitcha Man and Pjotr at the time of writing this).

I admit I fail to see the point completely:
  • Title says "Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob"
    But I do not see any detail about any cronjob.
    Neither do I see any detail about any malware, Kinsing or other.
  • Link given: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1284476 ... draw-on-it
    But the Askubuntu page is about "Ubuntu 20.04 - Freeze your desktop and draw on it".
    This in turn references a Windows software by Mark Russinovich: Zoomit
    What is the relation to the topic set by the title?
  • Whose statement is quoted in post #1?
    So basically my fresh server has been infected with the cryptomining malware Kinsing. Despite me following all of the instructions...
    And what is Docker Malware?
Sorry, guys, so far you seem to be talking in pretty incoherent riddles to me.

Karl

Re: Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:29 am
by Kadaitcha Man
karlchen wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:26 am
Sorry, guys, so far you seem to be talking in pretty incoherent riddles to me.
No. Bad copy/paste on my part. I've been having an issue with links not copying at all. Thanks for the heads up. I'll edit the original.
And what is Docker Malware?
Malware embedded in a docker image.

Re: Cannot stop Kinsing malware from creating cronjob

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:42 am
by Welcome
I like the popular solution. Wipe and install new.

Call me paranoid, but I keep an eye on my network traffic. I monitor traffic with either Wireshark or tcpdump. Sometimes I block apps that phone home or I uninstall them if I really don't need them.