Microsoft bans crypto mining: Customer advisory.

Microsoft secretly banned cryptomining from its internet services to protect consumers and clouds.

Changes were made early this month. Microsoft revised its Universal License Terms for Online Services.

The corporation only announced this decision on the Summary of Changes page.

It changed because "crypto currency mining can cause disruption or even harm to Online Services."

its users are commonly related to cyber fraud and abuse attacks such unauthorised consumer resource access and use.

We made this move to help protect our consumers and limit the risk of interrupting

Microsoft alerted users about a crypto mining trojan that can steal credentials and disable security controls last year.