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Someone hacked Blackberry to steal computing power for mining cryptocurrency

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Cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive is again in the news for misuse by a customer, this time involving handset maker Blackberry. Apparently, someone hacked into the company’s global operations website and used it to steal visitors’ computing power to mine Monero – a digital currency. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero are digital currencies whose numbers […]

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CoffeeMiner: New Attack Could Hijack Public Wi-Fi To Mine For Cryptocurrency

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A security researcher recently discovered a new exploit that would allow attackers to harness the computing power of devices connected to public Wi-Fi networks to secretly mine for cryptocurrencies. Software developer Arnau Code published a proof-of-concept (PoC) project called CoffeeMiner that showed the theoretical cryptocurrency mining attack in action. CoffeeMiner works similarly to a man-in-the-middle […]

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