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That string of supercomputer hacks last week? Of course it was a crypto-coin-mining get-rich-quick scheme

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Local privilege escalation. Possibly CVE-2019-15666, and lots of HPC uses GPFS so CVE-2020-4273 would be a possibility. The evidence of crypto mining is very weak and most likely a smoke screen for far more nefarious activities. There is evidence of data extraction to Chinese IP addresses...

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