A Look into the Global "Drive-By-Cryptocurrency Mining" Phenomenon 


Overview

Contrary to traditional money, cryptocurrencies are not issued by a central bank or authority. Instead, this digital asset can be produced by “mining,” a process that involves solving complex mathematical and cryptographic algorithms.

Cryptocurrencies were bound to trigger the interest of criminals and it wasn’t long before coin mining malware made an appearance and addressed the scalability and resource-intensive process by enrolling as many bots as possible for the common effort.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cryptojacking and drive-by mining abuse
  • Turning worldwide website visitors into miners
  • Ethical and legal aspects of unsolicited cryptomining

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