New Ransomware strain ‘hAnt’ targets Bitcoin mining rigs

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The infected mining rigs include Antminer S9 and T9 devices used for Bitcoin mining and Antminer L3 rigs used for Litecoin mining. Security experts noted that hAnt comes hidden inside infected versions of mining rig firmware. A new strain of ransomware dubbed as ‘hAnt’ has been spotted targeting Bitcoin mining rigs, primarily in China.