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Author Topic: 2012-05-11 Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn Bitcoin-mining Botnets observed in the wild  (Read 1244 times)
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May 12, 2012, 05:07:35 AM
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A notable posting from Zooko Wilcox-O'hearn  (cypherpunk known for digicash/ZRTP/Zooko's triangle etc)
on google plus and cryptography mailing list

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Bitcoin-mining Botnets observed in the wild

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn
2012-05-11


https://plus.google.com/108313527900507320366/posts/1oi1v7RxR1i

http://lists.randombit.net/pipermail/cryptography/2012-May/002883.html


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Someone is posting to reddit claiming to be a malware author, botnet operator, and that they use their Botnet to mine Bitcoin: ¹.
I asked them a question about the economics of using a Botnet for the Bitcoin distributed transaction-verification service ("Bitcoin mining"): ².
They haven't provided any proof of their claims, but on the other hand what they write and how they write it sounds plausible to me.
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