On Cryptocurrency Mining Malware and Electroneum

Down to my last match fire I touch just to feel Why is it easier to burn than it is to heal? The Chainsmokers, XYLO, Setting Fires Note: this article was created 1st week of March 2018 when there was no notable malware family messing with Electroneum (ETN)….yet  While investigating some suspicious activities from one […]

Repost: Cluster of Coins: How Machine Learning Detects Cryptocurrency-mining Malware

Note:  In my previous post, I promised more #tech #infosec #security insights on #Cryptocurrency #Bitcoin #Monero so let me do this repost of my recent collab post. Personal insights to follow soon 🙂 Cluster of Coins: How Machine Learning Detects Cryptocurrency-mining Malware By Jon Oliver and Menard Osena As new trends and developments in the […]

Repost: Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace?

Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace? by: Menard Osena Will cryptocurrency-mining malware be the new ransomware? The popularity and increasing real-world significance of cryptocurrencies are also drawing cybercriminal attention — so much so that it appears to keep pace with ransomware’s infamy in the threat landscape. In fact, cryptocurrency mining was the most detected network event […]

On Capture the Flag

Do you have l33t skills on targeted attacks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS/SCADA) and cybercrime? Interested in having some extra cash (JPY 1,000,000 (approximately US $8,700) or want to have have some fun while learning and building more knowledge in the InfoSec industry?  If yes, then read on… Trend Micro is […]


I posted google’s announcement on the SHA1 Shattering in twitter several weeks ago Bye #SHA1 https://t.co/W3X5RMQhGO https://t.co/BZ4qvT1TZG pic.twitter.com/PlDFrTCCzY — Menard Osena (@Menardconnect) February 24, 2017 And I was surprised that a fellow infosec dude replied and tweeted @Menardconnect a security platform still used MD5. shhhh… — daves espia (@daves_espia) February 24, 2017 and it seems […]

On Ransomware

“They can beg and they can plead But they can’t see the light Coz the boy with the cold hard cash Is always Mr. Right” Material Girl, Madonna I was planning to write about Ransomware for a long long time but I don’t know where to start. Will I start with the email that my […]

On Pump and Dump Spam Run

I thought they were an extinct in the wild technological mal-species already. But just yesterday I got this spammy mail via my mailbox: Image 1. Suspicious Email Sorry I choose not comment on the company as I do not have verifiable info on them nr their industry. But I did not subscribe the affected mailbox […]