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Increased security measures and awareness are driving cybercriminals to change their techniques in search of a better return on investment, ditching ransomware and malware-based attacks for cryptojacking attacks, according to a new study by IBM. Malicious coin-mining or cryptojacking is the act of installing a cryptocurrency miner on...
Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has revealed that between January and July 2018, its researchers detected unauthorized crypto mining attacks – also known as ‘cryptojacking’ - at a rate nearly 1000 percent higher than in the second half of 2017. The information was revealed in the company's H1 2018 report...
A new report has found that malicious actors are turning their attention away from ransomware to cryptojacking. In recent years, the cryptocurrency market has become a hot topic, attracting more people keen to make a profit from it. Consequently, this has meant that criminals are eager to get involved as...
SEO tools provider and marketing data company Ahrefs analyzed 175 million websites in their database to find out exactly how many websites are crypto-mining using their visitor's computers. Cryptojacking is a growing issue for website owners and organizations globally, with many falling victim to cryptocurrency mining malware hacks.  These hacks...
Google is no longer accepting extensions from its Chrome Web Store that mine cryptocurrency as it works at protecting users’ from extension cryptojacking. The California-based company made the announcement earlier this week, stating that existing extensions that mine digital currencies will be delisted from its store in late June. It...