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Ukrainian law enforcement discovered a mining farm consisting of thousands of PlayStation 4 consoles

Last week, Ukrainian law enforcement officers discovered a huge mining farm in Vinnytsa after they noticed a large-scale electricity leak. It turned out that the attackers mined cryptocurrency right in one of the former warehouses of Vinnitsaoblenergo JSC, having illegally connected to the network. aw enforcers say that this is an illegal mining farm they discovered on the territory of the country: as a result, almost 5,000 pieces of equipment were seized. So, during searches at farm and at the address of residence of its organizers, 3,800 game consoles were seized (as you can see in the photo, this is a PlayStation 4), more than 500 video cards, 50 processors, as well as documentation on electricity consumption accounting, phones, flash …

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Microsoft warns of mining attacks on Kubernetes clusters

Microsoft has warned of ongoing attacks on Kubernetes clusters running Kubeflow (an open source project that allows running super powerful machine learning computing on top of Kubernetes clusters). riminals use them to deploy malicious containers that mine Monero and Ethereum cryptocurrencies. Researchers say the attacks appear to be a continuation of a campaign that was discovered last April. Although that campaign peaked in June and then dwindled, new attacks began in late May 2021 when researchers noticed a sudden increase in deployments of the open source machine learning library TensorFlow, adapted for mining. In this case, deployments in different clusters occurred simultaneously. Although the pods used by the hackers were taken from the official Docker Hub repository, they were modified …

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