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Botnet mines more than $150,000 worth of dogecoin

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.

Malware hijacks smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin

A new form of malware has been introduced that uses a botnet of smartphones to mine for virtual currencies similar to Bitcoin.