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August 08, 2014, 07:48:04 AM
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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/07/hacker-bitcoin-mining-pool-internet-service-providers-canada-dell

A hacker generated $84,000 worth of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency by gaining access to a Canadian internet provider and diverting the computing power of private Bitcoin “mines”.

The malicious activity was discovered by researchers at Dell SecureWorks, a cyber intelligence company, after noticing that some of their own mining power stolen. The team traced the activity back to an internet service provider (ISP) in Canada, which remains anonymous.

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