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Sixteen Arrested After Deploying Coinminers Across Internet Cafes in 30 Cities

Chinese police have arrested 16 employees of a local IT company on charges of hacking after deploying cryptocurrency miners on thousands of computers at Internet cafes in 30 cities. The group was arrested last week, according to Chinese news site Hangzhou. Police say the 16 were employees of an IT company who had computer servicing contracts with various Internet cafes across China. The sixteen stand accused of installing hidden cryptocurrency miners on the computers they serviced since July 2017.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer

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