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German hacker earned 620,000 USD by hacking NAS devices

June 19, 2014

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Dell has disclosed that a successful hack was behind the large processor usage of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices manufactured by Taiwanese company Sylogy. Further investigation revealed that these devices using Linux OS were hacked to mine virtual currency Dogecoin. Hacker “Folio“ who is probably German managed to hack thousand of them and used them to mine about 500 million Dogecoins worth more than 620,000 USD during January and February 2014.

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