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31 March 2020

Interpol Collaborates With Cybersecurity Firm to Tackle Cryptojacking

Interpol Collaborates With Cybersecurity Firm to Tackle Cryptojacking

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Interpol has collaborated with cybersecurity firm Trend Micro to reduce cryptojacking affecting MikroTik routers across South-East Asia, according to a Jan.

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro collaborated with Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation, based in Singapore, to sanitize MikroTik routers infected with mining malware. .

As part of the “Operation Goldfish Alpha,” Trend Micro developed a “Cryptojacking Mitigation and Prevention” guidance document, detailing how a vulnerability affecting a common brand of home and enterprise routers led to thousands of devices being infected across the ASEAN region.

Trend Micro reported that attackers mined Monero (XMR) with the affected devices, which is among the only coins that can be reasonably mined with common CPUs — especially after the RandomX upgrade further shifted the focus to central processing units.

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