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Hacker Redirects Traffic From 19 Internet Providers to Steal Bitcoins

That BGP hijack allowed the hacker to redirect the miners' computers to a malicious server controlled by the hijacker. From that server, the hacker sent the mining machines a "reconnect" command that changed the mining computers' configuration to contribute their processing power to a pool that stockpiled the bitcoins they produced rather paying them out to the mining pool's participants. "Some people are more attentive to their mining rigs than others," says Joe Stewart, a Dell researcher whose own computers were caught up in one victimized mining pool.  "Many users didn't check their setups for weeks, and they were doing all this work on behalf of the hijacker."

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