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Cybercriminals steal cryptocurrency via BGP hijacking


Securityweek - (International) Researchers with Dell SecureWorks reported finding cybercriminals using fake Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) broadcasts to redirect traffic from cryptocurrency mining pools to servers they control, diverting tens of thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency. The attackers compromised 51 mining pools hosted on 19 hosting companies.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:19