Cryptojacking is back in the news – and it’s increasing

The use of cryptojacking attacks is once again in the news and in favor for online attacks. This form of attack uses malware to insert specialized and hidden “mining” apps to create new coins for the attackers. It has been around almost as long as legitimate cryptocurrencies – we’ve written about it most recently in 2019 – but has current appeal because it continues to provide low risks for the rewards and profits generated: typically, the profit margin is about two percent of the computing costs for the resulting coins mined.

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