In a recent article, Business Insider reported that hackers were able to hack into the AWS cloud services’ infrastructure of two companies bitcoin mining bot hack forums tutorial order to mine Bitcoin. The security firm was somewhat surprised by the hack since the hackers didn’t target any sensitive data of either company. Upon deeper analysis, the team discovered that hackers were executing a bitcoin mining command from one of the Kubernetes containers. The instance had effectively been turned into a parasitic bot that was performing nefarious activity over the internet.
Hackers are usually known for breaching into digital enterprise infrastructure in order to steal sensitive data like social security numbers, credit card numbers, emails, passwords etc. Cryptocurrency mining has become a very competitive industry in the last couple of years. 176 billion, more and more companies started mining cryptocurrencies. The Ethereum hash rate might not stay this high for very long, since the Ethereum development team is planning to transition the Ethereum protocol from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake, effectively disabling Ethereum mining for cryptocurrency miners. Do you think that more hackers will try to gain access to hardware in order to mine Bitcoin?