NHS and other government websites hacked for Bitcoin mining

 

You can be mining Bitcoin when visiting the NHS or other government websites. It was reported the Guardian, late on Sunday that thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces the computers of a visitor to the site to mine cryptocurrency while using the site.

 

 

The website of the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, was taken down to deal with the issue after it was reportedly infected by the malware.

 

It was reported that more than 5,000 websites have been flooded by the malware.

 

Full story: – Government websites hit by cryptocurrency mining malware

 

 

What is Bitcoin mining?

 

BTC is processed by computing power and recorded in a public ledger (Blockchain) with the help of a network of computers. The processing of BTC transactions is termed ‘mining’. BTC mining rewards people with computer power by generating BTC and giving fees paid to people who mine.

 

Full Article: – How to mine Bitcoin 

 

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