For several years, a group of hackers have been distributing malware, infecting about a million computers in China. Only now the police managed to detain the suspects – they turned out to be twenty people.
The essence of their software was simple: like a number of other viruses, this penetrated the user’s computer under the guise of a plug-in for the browser and switched system resources to the mining of various crypto-currencies.
Basically, the production of cheap coins was conducted, so that computers do not load too much and users did not immediately notice the changes in the performance of their machines. In total, for two years hackers managed to get $ 2 million.
Earlier it became known about the detention of another group of Chinese hackers: their software was infecting computers of Internet cafes.