Microsoft bans crypto mining to protect its cloud service customers

Microsoft has banned cryptocurrency mining from its online services to protect all of its cloud customers. Microsoft’s Summary of Changes to the license states: “Updated Acceptable Use Policy to clarify that mining cryptocurrency is prohibited without prior Microsoft approval.

” Moreover, a section headed “Acceptable Use Policy” states: “Neither Customer nor those that access an Online Service through Customer, may use an Online Service: to mine cryptocurrency without Microsoft’s prior written approval.” Last year, Microsoft warned customers about a new crypto mining malware that can steal credentials, remove security controls, spread via emails and ultimately drop more tools for human-operated activity.

 

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