It’s no secret cryptojackers prefer Monero, but now researchers have determined exactly how much they have gained with illicit cryptocurrency mining malware. In a new study, academics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and King’s College London calculated that crypto-mining malware has generated roughly 720,000 XMR – or 4.32 percent – of Monero‘s currently circulating supply, reports CoinDesk. While the exact amount of generated revenue depends on when the criminals cash-out their earnings, the researchers estimated it to be worth nearly $57 million over the last four years ($1.2M per month). Popular online code repository GitHub was recognized to host more…

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