Tesla's cloud system was hijacked and used to mine cryptocurrency

Tesla's cloud system was hijacked by hackers who used it to mine cryptocurrency, according to researchers from RedLock. Hackers were able to infiltrate the automaker's Kubernetes administration console because it was not password protected. hackers deployed cryptocurrency mining software called Stratum to mine cryptocurrency using the cloud's computing power.

Cybercriminals turned on mining cryptocurrency

Cybercriminals appear to be increasingly turning their attention to cryptocurrency miners as a means of easily making money. Attackers are turning away from ransomware in favor of fraudulent cryptocurrency mining. A massive cyptocurrency mining botnet, Smominru,  has taken over half a million machines, and may have made its cybercriminal controllers millions of dollars.