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Cloudminr Hack Exposes Data on 80,000 Bitcoin Miners

14
Jul
2015
Cloudminr Hack Exposes Data on 80,000 Bitcoin Miners

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Attackers were able to break into servers belonging to Bitcoin cloud-mining platform Cloudminr.io last week and harvest the site’s entire database. Now hackers are attempting to sell the information, which includes thousands of unencrypted usernames, email addresses, and passwords.

Cloudminr, a Norwegian company that started last year, relies on processing power from remote data centers to generate Bitcoin. Those looking to make money off the crypto-currency without spending money on their own equipment often invest in Bitcoin mining companies to do the work for them.

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