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Microsoft links Vietnamese state hackers to crypto-mining malware campaign

Microsoft said on Monday that Vietnamese government-backed hackers were recently spotted distributing cryptocurrency mining malware alongside their regular cyber-spying toolkits. The report highlights a growing trend in the cybersecurity industry where a growing number of state-backed hacker groups are also dipping their feet into regular cybercrime operations, making it more …

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Like the Russian spies hid behind Bitcoin in the hacking campaign

While the Russians accused of attacking Mrs. Clinton's campaign also used traditional currencies, the prosecution claimed that they "used mainly Bitcoin when they were buying servers, registering domains and otherwise making payments to support hacking." Bitcoin, added the accusation, "allowed the conspirators to avoid direct relations with traditional financial institutions, …

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