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May 15th, 2014, 18:24
I was just reading about a new virus which hijacks PCs and uses them to get BitCoins and other money-like similar stuff. Hijacked PCs are said to get hot, because of the heavy use of the CPU. It spreads via Face Book.
More here :
According to a German news entry on
., the NSA intercepts and secretly opens postage packages, takes out routers, infects them with "beacon implants" (malware, it seems), and sends them to the original destionation again.
English-language Screenshots from a speech which is illustrating this here :
Cisco is one of the affected producers of networking devices.
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