Hackers use Mirai botnet to mine bitcoins with IoT devices – very leisurely

Security researchers have unearthed code ter a Mirai botnet enabling it to mine for bitcoins using IoT devices. Researchers at IBM’s X-force found late last month the functionality te a variant of the Voetbalelftal Linux/Mirai malware. The bitcoin attack began on 20 March, peaking on 25 March, but three days zometeen the activity subsided.