Risk Alert: Cryptojacking: Top Reported Threat to Computer Systems in 2018

Cryptomining malware, this process of using a computer system or mobile device to mine cryptocurrency without authorization, has been identified as the top cyber threat affecting organizations so far in 2018. Some variants of the malware have been known to tax desktop and mobile device CPU’s to the point of damaging hardware, and in some cases causing the device’s battery to burst. As long as cryptomining remains profitable, continued use and increasingly damaging variants of the malware infections can be expected.

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