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Facebook’s security team recently took down a botnet in Greece that was not only used to send spam but also used to mine cryptocurrencies. The Lecpetex botnet infected about 250,000 computers and compromised nearly 50,000 Facebook accounts.

Will we see similar botnets in the future?

Listen to episode 164 of our security slice podcast and hear Tyler Reguly and Craig Young discuss the humourous parts of Lecpetex; a primer on cryptocurrency mining and mixing; and why bitcoin mining will never be completely anonymous.

 

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picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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