Fish ponds disguised theft of oil field power in cryptocurrency mining scheme

Exploiting PCs and hardware in order to illicitly and covertly mine for cryptocurrency, a technique also known as cryptojacking, is a concept often associated with malware and botnets. However, as the cryptocurrency industry continues to prove to be lucrative — albeit a risk — and scripts are now freely available to mine virtual coins such as Monero (XRP), those seeking a quick return by using computing power which doesn’t belong to them are finding new and novel ways to do so.

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