ASUS to Announce New Mining Motherboard

Device is called ASUS H370 Mining Master and is designed to support up to 20 GPUs
31 May 2018   507

The company Asus has introduced a new motherboard, designed specifically for cryptocurrency miners. This is reported on the company's website.

The H370 Mining Master motherboard is an updated version of the B250 Mining Expert, presented last year, containing 19 PCI-Express slots. The main feature of the newer device is support for up to 20 video cards.

ASUS H370 Mining Master Motherboard
ASUS H370 Mining Master Motherboard

According to representatives of the company Asus, a new hardware will be available in the third quarter of this year. The price of the device is still unknown.

The H370 Mining Master is equipped with a built-in monitoring system for the status of the connected video cards. For memory, there are two slots in which you can install up to 32 GB of DDR4 2666 memory. The board's hardware includes two SATA 6 Gbps ports, six USB 3.1 ports and four USB 2.0, and one Gigabit Ethernet.

The new product will be presented to the public next week in Taiwan during the Computex 2018 event.

Chinese Hackers Mined $800k Worth Siacoin Hiddenly

According to the police, hackers in collusion with serving companies hacked 100,000 computers in Internet cafes in 30 Chinese cities
19 June 2018   118

In China, 16 people were arrested who earned $ 800,000 on the illegal mining of Siacoin cryptocurrency in the Internet cafes in dozens of Chinese cities, CoinDesk reports.

According to the police of Chinese Ruian (Zhejiang Province), hackers in collusion with serving companies hacked 100,000 computers in Internet cafes in 30 Chinese cities . Their income was 5 million yuan ($ 800,000).

Hackers used a malicious program that used the computing resources of infected devices to extract Siacoin crypto currency. Malicious software was sold to employees of computer maintenance companies who could download it to a PC in an Internet cafe during scheduled checks.

Suspicions arose in July 2017, when employees of Internet cafes in Ruyan noticed that their computers began to work very slowly. The CPU performance dropped by 70% even after the reboot.

Around the same time, the price of Siacoin according to CoinMarketCap grew by 400% from $ 0.002 in May to more than $ 0.01 in July. Accounts for utility services of Internet cafe Ruiana during this period also significantly increased. This caused their owners to contact the police.

Most Internet cafes in Ruian were served by one company. Its executive director was arrested in August last year, and disclosed information about hackers.