By Yahoo borne malware was used for Bitcoin mining




By Yahoo borne malware was used for Bitcoin mining ‘

The malware was hidden in advertisements for four days through the website of Yahoo was used to minen, PCs victims Bitcoins as set security researchers who analyzed the attack.

The malware in the ads on Yahoo, which was offered from December 31 to January 3 and discovered it was by the Dutch companies SurfRight and Fox-IT, found only Europeans. The aim of the attack was to minas, let security firm Cyber ​​Light infected systems Bitcoins know . To steer while minen affected systems was a botnet used.

By a large number of PCs to infect with malware the attackers had a large amount of computing power at their disposal, says Cyber ​​Light. Estimates may be tens of thousands of infected systems during large-scale attack. This would, according to some experts, criminals are able to generate. Daily more than $ 100,000 in Bitcoins Due to the high rate of Bitcoin criminals would increasingly seek ways of using malware and botnets to mine. Bitcoin


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