Cryptojacking is a cybercrime in which websites or devices are hacked with clandestine software for mining crypto. Can it be prevented?
How do Hackers ‘Cryptojack’ the Unsuspecting?
Cryptojacking activities, like Ransomware deployment, is one of the fastest-growing cybercrimes. It is difficult to detect and extremely profitable for cybercriminals. Cryptojacking is when a hacker hacks your hardware or website and installs a crypto mining app secretly, using your energy and resources to mine free cryptocurrency.
Hackers often employ botnets, and infect thousands of computers and mine a few pennies of crypto per day, on many, many different machines. If you’re infected it can make your hardware underperform, or make your website’s user experience horrible as visitors experience a slowdown as their processor is commandeered by the…
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