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NCSC statement: Malware being used to illegally mine cryptocurrency

Created:  11 Feb 2018
Updated:  12 Feb 2018
Incidents of malware being used to illegally mine cryptocurrency are being investigated by technical experts at the NCSC.

A spokesperson for the National Cyber Security Centre said:

“NCSC technical experts are examining data involving incidents of malware being used to illegally mine cryptocurrency.

“The affected service has been taken offline, largely mitigating the issue. Government websites continue to operate securely.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest that members of the public are at risk.”

The NCSC has now published guidance on this issue here.

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