The company “Kaspersky Lab” came to the conclusion that mining the cryptocurrency is already implemented numerous bot networks consisting of many hundreds and even thousands of infected computers. Where home computers and are unaware that their equipment benefit fraudsters. Experts just lately uncovered a few such networks engaged in profitable mining for burglars who get a net profit.
The scheme is organized as follows. The user installs on her computer is infected with software that often masquerades as a “sauce” of free software (utilities, installers, crackers, etc.). From the threat of being in chains “black miners” are not protected even servers that have great performance and are a tasty morsel for criminals.
The difficulty of dealing with such programs is evident in the sophistication of crime that can suspend its activity by testing the activity of or recover on its own after removal. In addition, if the user is engaged in mining, “malicious” program may masquerade as the app, the same custom.
The emergence and development of cryptocurrency market has opened up new horizons for hackers, especially because currently there is no direct legislative ban on the use of foreign equipment for mining. According to experts, one such network may bring the attackers up to 30 thousand dollars of income. For mining most often used for a relatively “young” cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) and the zcash for.
Experts from “Kaspersky Lab” claim that the success of the concealed mining possible to explain the initial state of the cryptocurrency market and their production, the lack of legal framework and regulatory authorities, making it easy to obtain illegal income.