• The Growing Threat of Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

    One year ago - By Fortune

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    Welcome to a midweek cybersecurity warning. Aaron in for Adam today.
    It takes a lot of computing power to “mine” a bitcoin or other digital currency coin. The giant mining operations of Asia stack thousands of computers in dimly lit factory buildings powered by cheap electricity from coal-fed generating plants. Bitmain's mining operation in the northern Chinese city of Ordos uses $39,000 of electricity a day.
    But with the price of bitcoin skyrocketing and other currencies following...
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