Hidden mining Monero covered more than 200,000 MikroTik routers around the world.
Hundreds of thousands of users devices MikroTi who have not installed the security update that became victims of hackers. The attackers had installed a special program that extracted liberality Monero . The hacker attack was exposed to tens of thousands of routers in Brazil. The weakness of the routers allow the bypass of authentication devices that gave the ability to read and modify the files. The virus was discovered in April of this year, but the spread of the virus and was not stopped. To remain undetected, the attackers removed the command data after the compromise of routers, it is very difficult to track.
Previously there have been cases of hidden mining cryptocurrency. The Chinese virus – miner for 2 years of its existence nominal about $ 2 million, having infected over a million computers. According to research last year worldwide were infected mining scripts over 30,000 sites.