Mining Caused T-Mobile LTE Interference in Brooklyn

Issues was caused by running bitcoin miner Antminer s5
16 February 2018   902

The use of mining equipment led to interruptions in the work of mobile operator T-Mobile in the most populated area of ​​New York - Brooklyn. This conclusion, after conducting their own investigation, came to the Federal Commission for Regulation of Communications (FCC) and reported by Bloomberg.

After the complaints received by the department in November 2017, the commission's staff recorded a 700 MHz radio wave emitted by the T-Mobile LTE network from a house in the Sheepshead Bay area, 11229.

Further, they found out that interference with the mobile operator's operation was caused by the active bitcoin miner Antminer s5, and its owner, Victor Rosario, was ordered to disconnect the device and not cause interference in the future.

In addition, within 20 days, he must inform the Office about the purchase, modification and use of the device. Otherwise, he faces a fine, involvement in criminal liability and withdrawal of equipment.

Chinese Hackers Hiddenly Mined $2M

Hackers built hidden miner into plug-ins for the Internet browser - for example, to improve the speed of the Internet
10 July 2018   241

Chinese hackers were able to mine hiddenly $2M worth  cryptocurrency in 2 years. 1M devices were infected. This is reported by CoinDesk.

According to one local media, police in the Chinese city of Dalian arrested 20 employees of a computer firm who are suspected of illegally taking control of a large number of computers for illegal crypto-mining.

Hackers created a malicious program and built it into plug-ins for the Internet browser - for example, to improve the speed of the Internet - and promoted it through advertising, which was shown to 5 million users.

After the user clicked on such an advertisement and installed the plugin, his computer became infected. As a result, according to the police, malware was downloaded to more than 1 million computers, which for 2 years mined 26 million tokens of Digibyte, Decred and Siacoin.

In addition, hackers created a network of more than 100 agents to promote their illegal mining network-for example, through working relationships in the internet cafes.