Nation-State Hackers Caught Hiding Espionage Activities Behind Crypto Miners

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A nation-state actor known for its cyber espionage campaigns since 2012 is now using coin miner techniques to stay under the radar and establish persistence on victim systems, according to new research.
Attributing the shift to a threat actor tracked as Bismuth, Microsoft’s Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team said the group deployed Monero coin miners in attacks that targeted both