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SSH-based Hijacker Targeting Ethereum Miners

02
Nov
2017
SSH-based Hijacker Targeting Ethereum Miners

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Crypto-currency miners represent an easy solution when it comes to taking advantage of a system’s computing power to earn some money, but can result in no gain if the mined coins are going to someone else’s wallet.

In a recent example of how users could end up with no cash despite putting their computers to work, Ethereum-mining farms are at the receiving end of an attack involving a hijacker that simply attempts to replace the user’s wallet with an unknown actor’s.

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