The rise of the Cryptominers

The rise of  the cryptominers began in 2017 and still continues.

Unlike ransomware, cryptomining offers cyber criminals a much stealthier style of attack that can remain on an organisation’s servers for months without being detected. During this time, and as long as it is undetected, its authors earn a steady stream of passive income.
Also in contrast to ransomware, cyber criminals are at much less risk while illicitly making money.

Whether it is using a user’s private computer, infecting a website with a cryptomining advertisement or harnessing the immense CPU power of an organisation’s server, it does not take long for criminals to earn large amounts of their preferred digital currency.

Cyber Security Report 2019

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