Cryptocurrency mined in Russia using state websites

The FSB representative said that in 2019, cryptocurrency was mined in Russia using state websites.

Attackers infected the resources with malicious programs - hidden miners.

This was told by the deputy chiefFSB National Computer Incident Focal Point. According to him, last year programs were spreading, exciting resources for cryptocurrency mining. They have occupied the niche of ransomware viruses. Sometimes mining functions were added to existing malware.

Hidden miners embedded in site code canuse up to 80% of the free power of the computer, and the visitor of the resource will not notice anything. In addition, the seizure of servers of large mining companies can significantly reduce their performance and harm the business.