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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Media: Romanian Education Ministry’s website mines cryptocurrency

The website of the Romanian Ministry of Education, edu.ro, uses the resources of the computers from which it is being accessed to mine cryptocurrency, local Hotnews.ro reported.

The local publication said that both the Avira antivirus and AdGuard warned about the fact the edu.ro is mining cryptocurrency. It also reported that specialists from the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO) said they are talking with ministry representatives about this situation.

The traffic on the Ministry of Education’s website is quite high in this period, as important national exams such as the Baccalaureate are getting closer.

CERT-RO warned earlier this year that about 150 Romanian domains (.ro) run the CoinHive script for mining the Monero cryptocurrency using their visitors’ computers. These websites do not warn their users about the existence of this script which overloads the processor and blocks the device from where the website is accessed.

A Deliotte senior expert said in late-May that cryptocurrency mining servers installed in Romania have a major impact on increasing the domestic energy consumption.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Media: Romanian Education Ministry’s website mines cryptocurrency

The website of the Romanian Ministry of Education, edu.ro, uses the resources of the computers from which it is being accessed to mine cryptocurrency, local Hotnews.ro reported.

The local publication said that both the Avira antivirus and AdGuard warned about the fact the edu.ro is mining cryptocurrency. It also reported that specialists from the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO) said they are talking with ministry representatives about this situation.

The traffic on the Ministry of Education’s website is quite high in this period, as important national exams such as the Baccalaureate are getting closer.

CERT-RO warned earlier this year that about 150 Romanian domains (.ro) run the CoinHive script for mining the Monero cryptocurrency using their visitors’ computers. These websites do not warn their users about the existence of this script which overloads the processor and blocks the device from where the website is accessed.

A Deliotte senior expert said in late-May that cryptocurrency mining servers installed in Romania have a major impact on increasing the domestic energy consumption.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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