South Korea: Four ‘Young’ Hackers Booked in Cryptojacking Case Targeting Over 6,000 PCs


Four “young” hackers have been arrested in South Korea in a major cryptojacking case involving over 6,000 computers.

Four “young” hackers have been arrested in a cryptojacking case involving over 6,000 computers in what is allegedly South Korea’s “first” known case of its kind, Korean English-language news outlet Aju Daily reports Nov. 8.

Cryptojacking is the practice of using a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s consent or knowledge.

Aju Daily cites a statement from the National Police Agency’s cyber bureau that clarified that the four accused had not been detained, but would face a trial for allegedly infecting 6,038 PCs with malicious mining malware, which had been concealed in job application documents sent via email.

The cryptojacking campaign is said to have lasted two months as of October 2017, but resulted in mined crypto worth only worth around one…



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2018-11-08 12:58:00

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