Supercomputers Taken Offline After Hackers Secretly Install Cryptocurrency Miners

To gain access, the hackers may have first hijacked computers inside academic institutions that regularly use the supercomputers for research. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Several supercomputers in Europe, including at least one used for COVID-19 research, have been taken offline due to hackers secretly installing cryptocurrency-mining malware on the machines.

A week ago, the Archer supercomputer in the UK and other high-performance computers in

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