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Microsoft is using Intel CPU tech to thwart crypto-mining malware


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Rather than inject compromised systems with annoying viruses or malware that steals login credentials, some hackers are now covertly installing crypto-mining software on targets. This type of malware utilizes a system’s processing power and resources (like electricity) to mine for crypto on the victim's dime. Other types of crypto malware look for and steal cryptocurrency wallets on infected systems.

Microsoft is using Intel CPU tech to thwart crypto-mining malware | TechSpot

 

This is the first I've heard of bitcoins being stolen by a malware attack. Seems like this has the potential to become a big problem. 

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