Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to make money. They have preferred ransomware for the last two years, but now they are turning their attention to browser-based cryptocurrency mining.
Although principles for infecting browsers are well known, it often can be harder to detect such attacks than to detect ransomware. Keep on reading this article if you want to know how to protect against a cryptocurrency mining malware.
The reason for this shift from ransomware attacks is the rising popularity of Bitcoin, Monero, and other cryptocurrencies. For entering the cryptocurrency game you have to either invest into cryptocurrency or provide your hardware for crypto mining.
Crypto mining is a process of making computer hardware perform mathematical operations for verifying cryptocurrency transactions. Anyone with access to the internet and suitable hardware can participate in mining and become rewarded with cryptocurrency.
However, cybercriminals use crypto malware for turning someone else’s computers to mine cryptocurrency for them. This type of attacks is also called cryptojacking. Read more from altcointoday.com…
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