As cryptocurrencies grow, so does the demand to track their users
The business of bitcoin surveillance is booming.
Hackers find unpatched servers to secretly mine $17,000 in Monero per month
"We see that minimal know-how together with very low operating costs and a low risk of getting caught can be sufficient for securing a relatively high outcome," researchers at ESET said.
WannaCry's bitcoins were converted to Monero, researchers say
The responsible parties may have relied on Monero since it hides both ends of a transaction, as well as the amount.
Monero mining botnet earns suspected Chinese hacker $25,000 per month
Mining cryptocurrencies can be a costly investment, but creative cybercriminals have found a money-making solution.