Researchers Found the Biggest Botnet Dedicated to Hidden Monero Mining
Get the lowdown on the goals and the scope of Smominru, the largest Monero mining botnet to date that targets computers and servers around the world.
As the phenomenon of furtive cryptocurrency mining splashed onto the scene and took the world by storm, computer botnets underwent an apropos evolution. Rather than bolster spam campaigns spreading ransomware, they are now leveraged to combine numerous zombified machines into a huge Monero mining pool. The hefty Smominru botnet exemplifies this shift in the modus operandi of present-day botnets.