Microsoft issues a ban on Crypto Mining and issues security advisory

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Microsoft has issued a ban on those in crypto mining business and the decision was made to safeguard the IT infrastructure of cloud services and gaming servers that are being extensively bombarded with mining malware from the past two years.

In September 2021, the technology giant issued a warning against such malware that steal credentials, cut down security controls and spread via emails and messages. As the threat was high on severity scale, the Windows OS Giant thought of blocking such tools on a permanent note.

As the first move to contain the threat, the American tech company has imposed a strict ban on mining taking place on computers and devices operating on Windows software. The decision was taken to secure the partner ecosystem on the Microsoft cloud.

Therefore, those interested in conducting such activities should take a license from the Redmond based giant to mine cryptocurrencies on cloud services.

Additionally, all Win OS systems that are being already used for mining digital currency will be listed and the owners will be notified about the activity. This includes all Win 10 and 11 PCs, PCs managed by individuals and large corporations such as CSPs.

Now, to those who are unaware of what Crypto Currency Mining means, here’s a brief description. Malware is created and induced into the computing resources on a secret note and it then starts abusing the resources in an unauthorized way to generate cryptocurrency via fraudulent use of processing power.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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