A new wave of check-ins against the properties of Ethereum (ETH) continues, despite the fact that the price of the altcoin has dropped to the lowest level in 18 months, the technology magazine ZDNet reported on 10 December.
With reference to the survey by Bad Packets LLC, a cybercrime control company, the publication showed that the recession at ETH / USD has failed to stop the malicious parties trying to steal money from the miners and investors.
When scanning the network, hackers try to identify mining portfolios and portfolios with an exposed 8545 port, allowing them to eventually gain control and forward ETH funds to other locations.
"Although the price of cryptocurrencies collapses, free money remains free, even though it's a penny per day," says Troy Mursch, co-founder of Bad Packets and security researcher.
Cointelegraph originally reported on the Ether-scanning phenomenon in June of this year after an operation reported a total of $ 20 million in ETH.
Other incidents occurred earlier and participated in a series of campaigns to separate the holders of cryptocurrency from their assets.
2018 was a particularly bad year for so-called "cryptojacking" attacks, which are also controlled by Bad Packets.
Cryptojackers are trying to claim devices remotely to extract or steal cryptocurrencies, with detections increasing this year by nearly 500 percent. "Because this threat is relatively new, many people do not understand it, its potential meaning or what to do," he said in September a specific report on the problem the Cyber Threat Alliance has made.