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   2227

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.

Bitmain's Antminer S19 & S19 Pro to be Available

Antminer S19 with a hash rate of 95 TH/s costs $ 2180, and Antminer S19 Pro with a hashrate of 110 TH/s is $ 2920
23 March 2020   305

Bitmain, the largest manufacturer of mining equipment, has announced the launch of sales of new Antminer S19 and S19 Pro devices.

So far, new equipment will be available only in China, but the Bitmain team has announced the imminent launch of international sales.

The price of Antminer S19 with a hash rate of 95 TH / s is $ 2,180, and the Antminer S19 Pro with a hashrate of 110 TH / s costs $ 2,920.

According to the iHodl portal, the first batch of miners has already been sold out and buyers should receive their devices from May 11 to May 20.