The administrator of the sites could face up to 6 years in prison for mining cryptocurrency

The administrator of the sites could face up to 6 years in prison for mining cryptocurrency

The postal and telecommunications of Ukraine arrested the web administrator, which is integrated in websites scripts for cryptogamia. March 26, this was reported by local law enforcement agencies. The attacker was 32-year-old native of Bukovyna, which was the responsibility of several educational web sites. According to local police, the total attendance of all sites reached 1.5 million people per month. Embedded in websites scripts used the computing power of processors and graphics cards of visitors for illicit cryptocurrency mining. The miner could face up to 6 years in prison.

Law enforcement agencies opened a criminal case and raided the house of an alleged cybercriminal. As a result of the examination was seized all computer equipment, credit cards, hard drives and all records of the suspect.

Recent malware activity for cryptogamia rapidly increased. At the end of December last year, McAfee Labs reported that the total number of cases of cryptogamia in 2018 increased by more than 400 percent compared to 2017. In addition, according to a recent report from AT&T Cybersecurity, currently captaining is a high-priority target for hackers. The main victims tend to be data centers cloud services.

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