Cryptojacking surges and here’s what to do about it | Avast

In the bustling industry of cybercrime, ransomware has always been a popular weapon of choice…until this year. In 2018, illicit cryptomining (AKA cryptojacking) took the title, surging 459%. Cryptojacking is the crime of using somebody else’s computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. Victims may not even notice, as there are no outward signs that the mining is occurring, save possible slowing down or overheating of the system.

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