Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NSA Software Fuels Rise in Crypto Mining Malware

This is all due to that leaked NSA tool. Thanks NSA. Thanks a lot.

Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday. A report by the Cyber Threat Alliance, an association of cybersecurity firms and experts, said it detected a 459 percent increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining—a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency.