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#1 Ionatan_Petrescu


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:34 AM

The crimes associated with cryptocurrency - a new phenomenon in the world of cybercrimes. People already got used to hear news about thefts of money from ewallets or from banks and to cyberrattacks with the use of ransomware. But before it concerned directly participants of the cryptoforeign exchange market, and now cybercrimes have reached also ordinary users who are far from the world of cryptocurrency.
For the last few weeks information on an illegal mining using the websites has actively begun to appear on the Internet. So for example recently Google has prevented the cyberattacks against computers of YouTube users. Cybercriminals were engaged in generation of cryptocurrencies right during watching videos by users. Hackers used widely known Coinhive virus. Users were the first who noticed that there were an advertising which secretly uses resources of computers for cryptocurrency mining.
The second similar case has happened at the end of 2017.  Sucuri analysts warned about the harmful campaign launched against badly protected and long ago not updated websites on the WordPress. According to experts, scripts loaded on the infected websites a cryptocurrency mayner Coinhive. It was supposed that the attack was active at least since april 2017, and more than 5500 websites have suffered from hackers. Sucuri experts have submitted the new report according to which criminals have still not stopped the operation. Now hackers have infected about 2000 websites.
Thus we can see a growing trend of similar crimes. Many criminals start to understand that a system brings money. This situation is bad the fact that hackers anyway will be able to earn on common men who can even not notice the fact. According to Talos data, a typical PC can generate around $0.28 of Monero per day. Where a hacker has control of tens of thousands or even millions of PCs, the profit can be significant, up to $100 million for a single hacker crew, Cisco's security division claimed.


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