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Criminals have been abusing free cloud accounts on CI/CD providers to mine cryptocurrencies, but the threat campaign holds more than meets the eye, experts have warned.

Cybersecurity researchers from Sysdig uncovered more than 30 GitHub accounts, 2,000 Heroku accounts, and 900 Buddy accounts abused in an activity known as “freejacking” (hijacking free accounts). The researchers dubbed the campaign Purpleurchin, and describe it as an attempt to run cryptominers “in as many environments as possible, as hands off as possible”.

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