MakerBot’s Thingiverse 3D printing library targeted in cryptocurrency mining attack

MakerBot's Thingiverse 3D printing library targeted in cryptocurrency mining attack

January is hitting hard for Thingiverse, thanks to a recent attack by a group of malicious cryptocurrency miners that for now, remains anonymous. Earlier today the massive 3D printing file repository and community made headlines as parent company MakerBot issued a statement detailing the attack. “The cryptocurrency craze is in full effect and malicious actors online are looking for vulnerable pages to insert their crypto-mining scripts into,” wrote MakerBot reps. It may sound more like the stuff of science fiction, but the breaking scandal is a strong indicator that our mounting anxiety around cryptocurrency may indeed have some basis […]

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