Last Updated on September 30, 2018

Despite the volatility that is characterizing cryptocurrencies, mining is still a lucrative business for cyber criminals. Recent academic research has shown that only the embedded cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month, most of it (80%) going to just 10 individuals.

In a previous blog post, I explained the reasons why cryptojacking has replaced ransomware as the top threat: it provides immediate revenues, potentially any kind of device can mine cryptocurrency, and finally the attackers can leverage multiple infection mechanisms.

However Mining botnets and cryptojackers are not the only attack vectors that miscreants can leverage to monetize their victims’ CPU… Continue to read my article on Infosec Buzz.

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