Drones made by SAGB are patrolling the sewers under the city of Barcelona, host of the 2015 World Mobile Congress. But any firm that operates a complex of underground pipes and/or tanks could use the drones to perform inspections of those structures without endangering workers.
Malware installed on a series of Synology network attached storage boxes siphoned computing power away from the devices to help create a mining pool that ultimately acquired about 500 million dogecoins, or more than $150,000 by today's exchange rate, according to a blog post from Dell's SecureWorks. That amount of value makes the undertaking one of the most lucrative cybercrime efforts of its kind.
A new form of malware has been introduced that uses a botnet of smartphones to mine for virtual currencies similar to Bitcoin.