Duo Arrested for Installing Crypto Mining Software on Department Store Computers

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Here’s a fun one: Hot for Security reported that an unidentified Italian couple—let’s call them Bonnie and Clyde—was recently arrested for installing cryptocurrency mining software on display models of new gaming laptops at various retailers.

The scheme appears to have been fairly straightforward. Bonnie reportedly distracted employees “by asking for help booting a laptop that she had bought at the store” so Clyde would be free to use a USB drive to compromise the target systems.

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