A Look into the Global “Drive-By Cryptocurrency Mining” Phenomenon

Provided by Malwarebytes

Category Cryptocurrency

Type White Paper

Length 10

Publish Date November 14 2017

Date posted February 15 2018


Cryptocurrencies have started to make their way into the mainstream over the last 12 months, with Bitcoin rising in value at unprecedented levels. While these digital assets have legitimate, real world use cases, it’s of little surprise that criminals are increasingly exploiting the decentralized benefits of these online currencies. This white paper looks at how threat adversaries are abusing the practice of web-based mining to turn unsuspecting users into cryptocurrency miners without their knowledge or consent.

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