Hackers used pirated versions of games to mine cryptocurrency

Avast said hackers used pirated games to mine cryptocurrency. The project files put Crackonosh virus, which in secret from the user uses PC power to profit hackers. In total, more than 220,000 machines have been infected, and criminals have received over $2 million in the past three years.

More than 800 PCs are โ€œinfectedโ€ a day, although this number may be higher โ€” because the antivirus that marks the work of hackers does not have everyone. Projects such as NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto V, Far Cry 5, The Sims 4, and Jurassic World Evolution are pointed out as separate examples.

Users who find themselves victimized by hackers may notice a slowdown and problems in their PCs, and the electricity bill will also be higher than standard. Brazil, the Philippines and the United States were among the main countries with a similar problem.

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