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Hackers hijack Tesla’s cloud system to mine cryptocurrency: RedLock

Tesla’s cloud system was hijacked by hackers who used it to mine cryptocurrency, according to researchers. Hackers were able to infiltrate the automaker’s Kubernetes administration console because it was not password protected, cybersecurity firm RedLock said Tuesday. Kubernetes is a Google-designed system aimed at optimizing cloud applications. This left access credentials for Tesla’s Amazon Web […]

Poor cloud security let hackers mine cryptocurrency on Tesla’s dime

The strange new breed of malicious cryptocurrency miners spares no one, it seems: Tesla is the latest to be struck by this trendy form of hackery. A poorly secured cloud computing setup let them waltz right in. It’s only the latest example of several detected by cloud security outfit RedLock, which has tracked a series […]

cryptocurrency: Hackers are using your phones, computers to mine a cryptocurrency

By Olga Kharif There’s a chance your computer or phone is quietly producing a cryptocurrency called Monero. Criminals looking to commandeer massive processing power to unlock new Monero coins have unleashed an epidemic of malicious software that burrows deep into victims’ web browsers to surreptitiously run calculations. A security researcher discovered the latest attack last […]

Hackers Hijack Millions of Smartphones to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers have been secretly hijacking millions of smartphones in order to mine the cryptocurrency monero, new research reveals. Analysts at security firm Malwarebytes first spotted the illicit cryptocurrency mining, known as cryptojacking, in late January but only published details of the campaign this week. The research explains how a phone’s processing power is being used […]

Hackers secretly made UK Government websites force visitors’ computers to mine bitcoin alternative monero

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Government websites hijacked by hackers to mine cryptocurrency

Thousands of government websites were hijacked over the weekend by hackers, in a bid to seize control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. More than 4,700 websites, including the Information Commissioner’s Office and government sites across the world, were infected with a crypto-mining script, a piece of software designed to covertly mine for bitcoin and […]

Bitcoin-style cryptocurrency hackers use NHS computers to make money | City & Business | Finance

The hackers used a type of malware called Coinhive that lurks in a website’s code. It then uses the processing power of those people visiting the sites to mine more a currency called Monero. Those targeted include the the Scottish NHS helpline Information Commissioner’s Office and Student Loans company, the Telegraph reported. Another 4,700 sites […]

Why North Korean hackers are targeting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Accusations from South Korean intelligence that North Korean hackers may be guilty of the theft of $530 million of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month have added to fears that Pyongyang may be shifting its formidable cyber prowess towards digital currency markets.   The pariah regime has already been blamed for some […]

Hackers infect Android phones and TVs to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers infected smart TVs and phones and used them to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency, researchers found. James Martin/CNET Hackers have infected thousands of Android phones and smart TVs and used the devices to mine for cryptocurrency, researchers at Chinese cybersecurity firm Netlab360 found. The attack combines a handful of well known hacking techniques with […]

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