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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Foiling illicit cryptocurrency mining with artificial intelligence

Again matching, finding patterns that are malicious.

Foiling illicit cryptocurrency mining with artificial intelligence
by James Riordon, Los Alamos National Laboratory in TechXplore

Los Alamos National Laboratory computer scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that may be able to identify malicious codes that hijack supercomputers to mine for cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Monero.

"Based on recent computer break-ins in Europe and elsewhere, this type of software watchdog will soon be crucial to prevent cryptocurrency miners from hacking into high-performance computing facilities and stealing precious computing resources," said Gopinath Chennupati, a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and co-author of a new paper in the journal IEEE Access. "Our deep learning artificial intelligence model is designed to detect the abusive use of supercomputers specifically for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining." ... " 

More information: Poornima Haridas et al, Code Characterization with Graph Convolutions and Capsule Networks, IEEE Access (2020). DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3011909

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