Slovenian cloud mining platform NiceHash has issued an urgent warning to its customers. The service demanded that miners immediately stop using the Phoenix mining plugin.
NiceHash Risk Control Group discovered a malicious change in the original download address of the software, as well as a mismatch in the checksums of the files posted on the developer’s website.
At the moment, the exact principle of the malicious action of the phishing version of Phoenix is unknown, but the service suggests that the miners who used this application believe that the computer may be compromised.
NiceHash strongly recommends reinstalling the operating system, changing passwords and enabling two-factor verification, as well as withdrawing funds from desktop wallets to new addresses.
Blockcap has received the second large batch of ordered ASIC miners – 8400 Avalonminer 1246, the flagship of the Canaan hardware line, mining Bitcoin with a hash rate of 90 Th / s. The first mining machines arrived at the company’s mines in February, and Blockcap purchased 10,000 Antminer S19s from Bitmain.
After installing new equipment, the company expects to gain control of 1% of the Bitcoin hashrate. All ASIC miners will be serviced by the provider Core Scientific, which, in addition to hosting services for miners, also mines cryptocurrency.