2016/09/13 12:00 PM

Seagate plays surrogate host to cryptocurrency malware, Europol cracks down on digital currency launderers, and Apple doesn’t like ShapeShift. Want to catch up on your latest tech and virtual currency news? Take a look at the stories below.

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Many of Seagate’s FTP servers have inadvertently played host to criminals who use the devices to spread cryptocurrency malware. Researchers at Sophos discovered this problem, finding that the “Mal/Miner-C” program hijacks processing power from computers, using it to mine Monero.

As with similar programs, the software does not act on its own accord, but rather relies on respective users for execution. Attackers seem to specifically look for weak or vulnerable FTP servers, where they can log in using anonymous accounts and then copy the malware in all directories. Sophos has already come across the presence…

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