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7 Cryptominers & Cryptomining Botnets You Can't Ignore

Cryptominers have emerged as a major threat to organizations worldwide. Here are seven you cannot afford to ignore.
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2/27/2018 | 7:48:20 PM
Mining Resources-Not Surprised
As someone who mines as a hobby I am not surprised. Resources to generate sustainable profit require heavy resources. GPU rigs, that are inflating the prices of dedicated GPU's, mine those hash values somewhat slowly. Utilizing botnets you can maximize your resources even if the targeted hosts have sub-optimal specificiations. Also, since the price of BTC is above 10K currently utilizing the malicious method can be effective from a mining perspective, though deplorable from an ethics perspective. But something tells me those individuals do not care too much in that regard.
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