Trojan Bitcoin Miner affects 6% of Russian users

Kaspersky Internet Security reports Trojan Bitcoin Miner attack
24 July 2017   3060
Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

Since the beginning of 2017, 6% of Russian Kaspersky Lab users have been attacked in order to install the miners, reports Kaspersky Lab expert Anton Ivanov to forklog.com.

According to him, the number of attacks allows the virus to be classified as a fairly common type of malicious software. 

It loads the system using the computing power of the device, which reduces its performance. The mechanisms for distribution and non-legitimate installation of such malicious software are standard, which is sending out emails with malicious attachments, visiting infected sites and so on. 
 

Anton Ivanov
Kaspersky Lab senior antivirus analyst

Earlier this month, it was reported that from 20 to 30 percent of computers in Moscow are infected with a virus for Bitcoin mining. However, Kaspersky Lab denied this information.

OKEx Ex-CEO to Intend to Raise $40M

Funds are needed for the new exchange called ACDX, which will offer  futures, options, revocable bear/bullish contracts and more
06 February 2020   553

Andy Cheung, who until recently was the operating director of the OKEx cryptocurrency exchange, will open a new derivative trading platform ACDX by the end of the first quarter, CoinDesk reports. The exchange will offer its clients futures, options, revocable bear / bullish contracts, debt contracts and fixed coupon notes.

One of our main goals for the exchange is to provide retail investors with ... structured products that are more commonly used by accredited crypto investors and wealth managers.

 

Andy Cheung

Former chief operating officer at OKEx

In the future, ACDX plans to reach a global level, but first of all it will gather a client base in Asia, using the connections of Cheung and partners in Hong Kong and China. In preparation for the launch, she intends to raise $ 40 million through the sale of tokens and shares in her business to crypto funds, private investment firms and family capital management companies in Europe and Asia. 

We have over $4 million so far and most of the money comes from our own funds. We are in talks with potential investors and likely to announce new investments in the next two months.

 

Andy Cheung

Former chief operating officer at OKEx

To date, ACDX has hired more than 25 employees, including eight developers who are preparing the trading platform for launch.