Hackers are commandeering the horsepower of unwitting victims’ computers to secretly generate cryptocurrencies, hoping to cash in as the price of bitcoin has soared to $6,000. New forms of malicious software have mushroomed, appearing on hacked desktop computers, and hackers are sneaking code that generates digital currency on misconfigured cloud-computing servers and even on websites, which have been reprogrammed so visiting browsers become unsuspecting digital-currency generators.
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Author: Doug Isenberg