China: Millions of Computers Were Appropriated in Illegal Mining

Legal Daily

Recently, a network security police task force in North China has cracked a case in which more than a million civil computers were secretly appropriated in illegal mining. The computers were hacked and installed a monitoring and mining software, which would activate the mining process whence it detected that the CPU utility rate was below 50%. The large amount of CPU, GPU and electricity was used without the owners’ knowledge. So far, more than 20 perpetrators were arrested. (Chinese)

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