The hackers tried to keep resource usage low to avoid triggering suspicion, indicating the level of planning that have gone into the attack.
These days, it's not just gamers who are getting less access to much-needed graphics hardware due to cryptocurrency miners hoarding equipment.
The scientists attempted to connect the facility's supercomputer to the internet to run a cryptocurrency mining program, according to reports.
China are reportedly planning to throttle power supplies to bitcoin miners, a move that sent shockwaves through Chinese cryptocurrency miners.
CoinHive creates a monetization platform for businesses by using a visitor’s CPU power to mine for Monero, which claims to be one of the most secure cryptocurrencies in the industry.
Blockchains are proving more and more to be a perfect ally—not a threat to efficient energy consumption.