Computer Running Slow? - Yahoo Ads Help You Mine Bitcoins


Posted By: Michael Dickie to Security 3 years ago
Computer Running Slow? - Yahoo Ads Help You Mine Bitcoins

Botnets aren't something new but the recent announcement from Yahoo that over a 4 day period in January, malware was served in ads that turned the infected computer into a node in a distributed bit mining botnet are something never seen before. The number of infected computers hasn't been reported but the rewards to the malware developers could be up to $100,000 a day.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are pretty much headline news every day now, especially with the inflated values (Bitcoin over $1000 recently). We haven’t mentioned them for a long time though, back in 2012 we wrote about Hackers breaking into a Bitcoin Exchange Site called Bitcoinica. There have been plenty of Bitcoin related hacks since... Read the full post at darknet.org.uk
 

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