University shuts down network to thwart Bitcoin cryptojacking scheme

by ZDNet

ZDNet— The network and the university's power were used covertly to mine for cryptocurrency.

Hard Fork | The Next Web—University shuts down its entire network to stop Bitcoin crypto-jackers. A Canadian university had to shut down its entire campus network after it discovered hackers had hijacked its computing power to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, to be exact. In a statement released earlier this week, Nova Scotia-based St. Francis Xavier University revealed the hackers snuck in malicious software on its servers to run their crypto-jacking operation. Its technical team first detected the attack last Thursday. “In consultation with security specialists, [we]...

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