Trojan Bitcoin Miner affects 6% of Russian users

Kaspersky Internet Security reports Trojan Bitcoin Miner attack
24 July 2017   2481

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

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.

Karpeles to Face Another 10 Years in Jail

Japanese enforcements agencies blamed Mt. Gox CEO in stilling $3M
12 December 2018   44

Japanese prosecutors blamed the head of the already inactive exchange Mt. Gox Mark Carpeles in embezzling 341 million yen ($ 3 million) from a bank account trading platform. The prosecutors made the corresponding statement in the Tokyo District Court, demanding 10 years of imprisonment for Karpeles, reports The Mainichi.

[Mark Karpeles] diverted company funds to such uses as investing in a software development business for personal interest" and "played a great role in totally destroying the confidence of bitcoin users.

Japanese prosecutors

It is noted that in September-December 2013, the head of MtGox allegedly transferred funds to personal bank accounts, and then invested in the software development business.

Carpeles is also accused of faking the data of the trading system of the exchange for the fabrication of balance sheets.

The deadline for accepting applications from affected investors as part of the civil rehabilitation of Mt. Gox has been extended until the end of December.