Around 5% of All Monero Currently in Circulation Has Been Mined Using Malware

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    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    At least 5% of all the Monero cryptocurrency currently in circulation has been mined using malware, and about 2% of the total daily hashrate comes from devices infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware.

    These numbers are the results of in-depth research of the coin-mining malware scene by security researchers from Palo Alto Networks.

    The report, released yesterday, has analyzed 629,126 malware samples that have been detected as part of coin-mining operations. The research didn't analyze in-browser miners (cryptojackers), but only traditional malware families that infected desktops and servers since June last year, when there was a significant spike in coin-mining operations.

    Full Article: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...-in-circulation-has-been-mined-using-malware/
     
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