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    UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Cryptocurrency (Monero) mining malware discoveries result in shutdowns across EU.
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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    They earnt 27p for a months worth of mining...
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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    They earnt 27p for a months worth of mining...
    Ah but someone else's 'leccy.

    Minus the bribes, minus the hardware and specialist costs for malware deployment, minus the research time, minus the flights, hotels, etc....

    ...damn, I lost a lot of money.

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    I'm sure it's serious but all I can think is ... Danger Zone

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Parker View Post
    I'm sure it's serious but all I can think is ... Danger Zone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    *Dons aviator sunglasses....

    "HIIIIIIIIIIIIGH-WAAAAAAAAAAYYYY TOOOOOO THAAAAAAA DAN-GER ZOWNNNNNNNNNE!!!"
    Pretty much what came into my head just now.

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    I am not allowed to say, and not only for forum rules, in general what i think of hackers are too much for many people to deal with.

    Bitcoin are pretty much evil in my book, i have never heard of anyone i know using it for a legitimate transaction.
    Its always something bad when it is mentioned, so i dont get proper money will have anything to do with it, other than maybe its cuz bitcoin obscure all the problems that regular money have, such as giving the tax man his cut ASO

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Pretty much what came into my head just now.
    I dinnae Kenny why, though. Is there a reference I've missed somewhere?
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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    I am not allowed to say, and not only for forum rules, in general what i think of hackers are too much for many people to deal with.

    Bitcoin are pretty much evil in my book, i have never heard of anyone i know using it for a legitimate transaction.
    Its always something bad when it is mentioned, so i dont get proper money will have anything to do with it, other than maybe its cuz bitcoin obscure all the problems that regular money have, such as giving the tax man his cut ASO
    bitcoin is like torrents - it can be used legitimately, but never is

    other than using it for trading and making money that way, you are right

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Wonders about the lack of traffic rules/firewall steps sounds surrounding this machine really hope they not given it full internet access lol.

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by PMMEASURES View Post
    Wonders about the lack of traffic rules/firewall steps sounds surrounding this machine really hope they not given it full internet access lol.
    Article says that exploits were used to gain access via SSH. Also states other supercomputers in different countries were accessed in similar manner
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Bitcoin are pretty much evil in my book, i have never heard of anyone i know using it for a legitimate transaction.
    Bitcoin isn't truly anonymous, so people are taking something of a risk if they're using it for nefarious means. There are alternatives such as Monero which provide better anonymity, if one should need it

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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    Bitcoin isn't truly anonymous, so people are taking something of a risk if they're using it for nefarious means. There are alternatives such as Monero which provide better anonymity, if one should need it
    Which is exactly what they were mining...
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    Re: UK's Archer supercomputer hacked to mine crypto

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Which is exactly what they were mining...
    I was just referring to the comment that bitcoin is solely used for illegal purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    I was just referring to the comment that bitcoin is solely used for illegal purposes.
    Yup - I guessed as much. There is no distinction made between the actual cryptocurrency being mined and the actual generic term bitcoin
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