Sunday, December 5th, 2021

CRYPTOJACKING with XMRIG and Nanopool (How I Was Hacked)

In this video I illustrate how I was recently hacked on Google Cloud Platform. In this particular example I explain how cryptojacking works. Here the user utilized leaked service account credentials to spin up compute engine virtual machines each containing a several commercial grade NVIDIA GPU cards. The user then utilized XMRIG to begin mining both Monero and Ethereum through my account. After I kicked this user out of my GCP instance I worked on tracking them down. After finding the…

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