posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:38 AM
reply to post by wiandiii
Yeah, this is pretty old news now. I have to admit it's a fairly genius scheme, but I imagine it's very risky business. This type of trojan is very
obvious and easy to detect.
It's definitely a unique and modern way to make money via compromised computers, but it only hurts the image of Bitcoin of needs to be prevented as
much as possible.
Many mining pools have implemented measures to stop large botnets, but there is nothing stopping the hackers from setting up their own pools or solo
In the end it's really up to the user to ensure their PC isn't infected with malware or viruses. As long as computing power can generate income
botnets will exist.