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Cybercriminals Abuse Security Camera Recorders and Routers to Mine for Bitcoins

02
Apr
2014

Cybercriminals are distributing a piece of malware thats designed to use security camera recorders and routers to mine for Bitcoins. However, as experts highlight, this isnt actually an efficient way to mine for virtual currencies. The SANS Technology Institutes Johannes Ullrich was the first to spot an infected security camera digital video recorder (DVR). He noticed the infection after spotting Hikvision DVRs, which are often used for surveillance cameras, scanning for …

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