Bitmain Will Reportedly Bring 56,000 Mining Rigs to Georgia

Bitmain Will Reportedly Bring 56,000 Mining Rigs to Georgia

Bitmain will reportedly bring 56,000 of its Bitcoin mining rigs to Georgia following the Chinese government’s decision to shut down cryptocurrency mining operations. The company’s lead product offering is the Antminer series, which use TSMC-made cryptocurrency mining application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that can match the hashrate of multiple GPUs, making them popular for large-scale operations.…

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Cryptomining Botnet Alters CPU Settings to Boost Mining Performance

Uptycs Threat Research Team has discovered malware that not only hijacks vulnerable *nix-based servers and uses them to mine cryptocurrency but actually modifies their CPU configurations in a bid to increase mining performance at the cost of performance in other applications.   Perpetrators use a Golang-based worm to exploit known vulnerabilities like CVE-2020-14882 (Oracle WebLogic) and CVE-2017-11610 (Supervisord) to gain access to Linux systems, reports The Record.…