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French Cyber Police Take Down Monero Botnet Big Enough “To Bring Down All…Websites on the Planet”

“Cybergendarmes” from France’s C3N anti-cybercrime centre have dismantled a botnet that infected 850 000 computers worldwide with a virus to mine the privacy cryptocurrency Monero, BBC reports. The botnet (a network of “zombified” computers commandeered by a virus to proliferate viruses) is believed to have… Read More

A Botnet is Roving Around Destroying CryptoMining Malware

Lost in Space Robot

Cybersecurity researchers at Qihoo 360NetLab say they have identified a botnet (a network of coordinated computing devices) that is trolling the net to locate computers running Monero mining script and destroying the script. The botnet is said to first look for the presence of a… Read More

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