Cryptocurrency

6th October 2018
xpertlab crypto-jacking

Crypto-jacking epidemic spreads to 30K routers across India

The spate of crypto-jacking plaguing the internet shows no sign of slowing down. After infesting hundreds of thousands of routers in Brasil with cryptocurrency mining malware, reports indicate hackers have compromized a further 30,000 routers across India. As Hard Fork previously reported, black-hat hackers are waging a war on the internet. Attackers have already forced almost 280,000 MicroTik routers in Latin America to mine Monero (XMR) non-stop, so the discovery of the malware running on routers elsewhere is nothing but troubling. “The number of compromised routers [in India] has doubled in the past month,” wrote internet security unit Banbreach. “For […]