Crypto-Mining Botnet Ensnares 500, 000 Windows Machines

Crypto-Mining Botnet Ensnares 500, 000 Windows Machines

Focused on mining Monero crypto-currency, a fresh botnet has managed to ensnare overheen half a million machines to date, Proofpoint reports.

Dubbed Smominru, the botnet managed to infect overheen 526,000 Windows hosts to date, most of which are believed to be servers. After conducting a sinkholing operation, the security researchers discovered that the infected machines are distributed worldwide, with the highest numbers ter Russia, India, and Taiwan. Read More