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A junior banker in Italy hijacked servers from his company to mine bitcoin — and thousands of others are doing similar things





A mining bot is seen during the Satoshi Square at the Bitcoin Center NYC in New York May 22, 2014. Satoshi Square is the World's Largest Direct Sellers-to-Buyers Bitcoin trading pit at the Bitcoin Center NYC, located a block from the New York Stock Exchange in New York's financial district.

  • Darktrace CEO: 1,000 cases of staff taking over company computers to mine bitcoin in the US over the last 6 months.
  • In one instance, a junior Italian banker stole 12 servers to mine bitcoin.

LONDON — Thousands of staff are stealing computing power from their employers in order to mine bitcoin, according to a top cybersecurity CEO.

Nicole Eagan, the CEO of Darktrace, told attendees at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council event: “We have seen 1,000 crypto-mining cases in the last six months in the US alone with employees taking over company infrastructure for crypto mining. This is becoming a big problem.”

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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