Government Servers Hacked by the Unseen Cryptojackers


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Cryptojacking is an illegal method of cryptocurrency mining that operates by infecting third party IT assets with malware. This form of malicious hacker attacks have been more or less a common occurrence. Recent events show that their penetration methods are growing increasingly sophisticated. Furthermore, the task itself leaves little trace. The sole purpose of this malware is to crunch the numbers with the cryptojacked CPU. These characteristics allow for undetected infiltration of neglected IT equipment, and leads them to become ideal prey for aspiring cryptojackers. Among targeted devices, one of them stood out due to its nature as a government-owned It asset.

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