Passive Bitcoin Detection Indicator

by Josef Weiss
December 9, 2013

This component indicates on triggers from the recently released passive PVS plugins below, over the last 7 days. If indicator is present, the remote host is a Bitcoin client.

  • 8065 Bitcoin Client Detection (Bitcoin Protocol)
  • 8066 Bitcoin Client Detection ( JSON/RPC)
  • 8067 Bitcoin Client Detection (Stratum)

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment network. Bitcoin operates without a central authority or bank, relying on the individual users to both generate income and track money. Bitcoin revenue is generated by 'mining'. This is a CPU-intensive operation which typically runs 24/7. This client is currently mining. 

Ensure that such behavior is in alignment with corporate policies and guidelines.

This component is available in the SecurityCenter Feed, a comprehensive collection of dashboards, reports, assurance report cards and assets. The component can be easily located in the SecurityCenter Feed under the category Threat Detection & Vulnerability Assessments.

The dashboard requirements are:

  • SecurityCenter 4.7.1
  • PVS 4.0.0