Clerk Italian Bank seized the company’s servers for mining
Many employees steal processing power from their employers, mining cryptocurrency. Nicole Eagan, Darktrace head, said that over the past six months only in the USA recorded 1000 cases, when workers used the servers of companies for mining. Is this a serious threat.
Do I need to worry about business owners? More likely than not. Even given the fact that the value of the cryptocurrency is rapidly falling, they can earn. In fact the hired worker uses the free and iron, and electricity. And this is the major cost in this business.
If earlier, system administrators often rented extra servers for rent, manipulated with new and old equipment, laying large repair costs, now this all added mining. In fact, to earn so everyone can just server under 1C, which are available on the market is not very expensive, often with a guarantee and are always available. Not fit for its intended purpose – pereprofilirovanie as a server under 1C. If the company expands, the continuous updating of the computational modules simply can not be avoided. This will add speed and reliability.
But back to the not quite legal Sluteas enrichment system. admins. For security experts, Darktrace most striking was the case, Junior banker at an Italian Bank actually stole the equipment companies. He hid 12 machines in the data center of the Bank, and then launched its own mining pool. He managed to remain undetected for some time. Two months is not very long, but enough to forgive such unskilled behavior.
In the past year, analysts RedLock found that the two companies have been working with AWS cloud services are compromised by hackers, the purpose of which was mining bitcoin.
Robert hannigan, the former Director of the British Agency for cyber security, adds that nothing new is happening. Criminals do that before, using an unprotected computation power in different parts of the world. It is like botnets that use the network or user computers to work at night if they are left unprotected.