Russian malware mines bitcoins through botnet

No Comments

A Russian porn site is delivering malware that uses the victims’ computers to mine bitcoins, according to research from ThreatTrack Security.

The malware, named “Fareit,” has been circulating on the Internet for at least six months and infects Windows computers. It has been modified to “mine” the virtual currency, said Dodi Glenn, manager of ThreatTrack Labs, a security company that was spun off from GFI Software last month.

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that can be transferred for free using peer-to-peer software. New bitcoins are created by mining, or contributing computing power that is used to verify transactions, which are entered into a public ledger called the blockchain.

Click here to read more.

My passion is guiding companies to online success. My expertise are search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising & social media marketing. How can I help you? Let's talk.

About us and this blog

We are a digital marketing company with a focus on helping our customers achieve great results across several key areas.

Request a free quote

We offer professional SEO services that help websites increase their organic search score drastically in order to compete for the highest rankings even when it comes to highly competitive keywords.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

More from our blog

See all posts