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Bitcoin miner on the network? Need help, please!

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    Bitcoin miner on the network? Need help, please!


    Hello comunity,
    So it was brought to attention that one of our senior IT's at my company which I cannot disclose our name might be using a Bitcoin miner on our network without the knowledge of management. Another IT found it under the senoir IT's profile and it is called Quarkcpu_Miner. We also founf it located under his desktop folder located on 35 other employee machines.

    The question is how can we see if they are running on the machines and is there a way to monitor the network traffic on the company network and output to a log so we could catch the person using this app. Does Bitcoin mining pose a threat to the security of the network as a whole? If you have any information or input I would appreciate it, Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    Hello comunity,
    So it was brought to attention that one of our senior IT's at my company which I cannot disclose our name might be using a Bitcoin miner on our network without the knowledge of management. Another IT found it under the senoir IT's profile and it is called Quarkcpu_Miner. We also founf it located under his desktop folder located on 35 other employee machines.

    The question is how can we see if they are running on the machines and is there a way to monitor the network traffic on the company network and output to a log so we could catch the person using this app. Does Bitcoin mining pose a threat to the security of the network as a whole? If you have any information or input I would appreciate it, Thanks.
    I would leave that for your IT director/CIO/Security Officer to handle
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    Yes, this is a very serious threat and I agree with garydexter.
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