Hackers infect Android phones and TVs to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers infect Android phones and TVs to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers infected smart TVs and phones and used them to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency, researchers found. Hackers have infected thousands of Android phones and smart TVs and used the devices to mine for cryptocurrency, researchers at Chinese cybersecurity firm Netlab360 found. The attack combines a handful of well known hacking techniques with one goal in mind: use the processing power of internet connected devices to create more Monero, a digital currency that can be replicated by running a program on a computerized device. According to ZDNet , the attack affected 7,000 devices in China. While that’s not as […]

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