A few weeks ago, there have been several reports about an Internet of Things worm named Linux Darlloz. In case you missed this news, click here for the Symantec article.
Why is this Darlloz worm of interest to us? Because once you get infected by this worm, a version of cpuminer will be installed on your device, and it will start mining crypto currency.
This Darlloz worm can install on any device built on the Intel x86 architecture, such as computers. However, devices running ARM, MIPS and PowerPC architecture , such as routers and set-top boxes, can be targeted as well.
Now, as I mentioned, a version of cpuminer will be installed on the infected host. CPUminer isn’t exactly the most efficient way to mine crypto currency by any stretch of the imagination, but it can still make a small bit of money.
Here’s a newsflash, dear Symantec team, there are over hundred Scrypt coins out there. The reason MinCoin and DogeCoin are targeted, is because they are actually worth something and are quite popular. Not to mention their difficulty has always been relatively low.
It wouldn’t make any sense to install cpuminer through the Darlloz worm, and start mining Litecoin or Bitcoin. Everyone involved with crypto currency, and with half a brain knows that.
You could also look at it as a “positive” for MinCoin and DogeCoin, being named in an article by a security firm such as Symantec. Either way, both coins are here to stay, regardless of what the public opinion might be after reading that article.
Tied in to this article about the Darlloz worm, there is very positive news for MinCoin that I wanted to share with you guys.
We might also see a MinCoin/USD trading pair on Atomic-trade at some point, but that has not been confirmed yet.
This is excellent new for MinCoin, as it is listed on one of the popular “newer” altcoin exchanges. It’s a great feat for Atomic-Trade as well, because MinCoin is an established alternate crypto currency, and could bring in some nice Bitcoin trading volume.