Senseless are using ransomware-like tactics and infected websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency.

Hackers do by either getting the victim to click on a malicious link in an email that loads crypto mining code on the computer or by poisoning a website or online ad with JavaScript code that auto-executes once brimming in the victim’s browser.

 

How cryptojacking works?

Hackers possess two primary actions to get a victim’s computer to quietly mine cryptocurrencies.

One is to trick victims into loading crypto mining code onto their computers. This is done through phishing-like tactics: Victims get a legitimate-prompting email that encourages them to click on a link. The link runs code that located the crypto mining script on the computer. The script then running in the background as the victim works.

The other way is to add a script to a website or an advertisement that is pass-on to multiple websites. Once victims visit the website or the infected advertisement pops up in their browsers, the script automatically executes. No code is stored on the victims’ computers. Whichever method is used, the code runs complex mathematical problems on the victims’ computers and sends the results to a server that the hacker controls.

How to prevent cryptojacking?

On the internet there are lots of sites are available and we people consider that we got the right data or info, but every free site/aim has some revenue models and wants to gain some income.

If you find any computing device having a sudden rise of fan speed and also you faced hitting problem, well! Check-In task manager CPU usage graph should be very high.

then? you can consider that something wrong, it means that you may be listed in some attack.

If you also face your handset getting overheat, when some application and browser is running, yes! Also, battery draining problem, be careful about continuing usage, maybe it is also the listed in the same attack.

IT MEANS THAT ATTACKER USED YOUR computer and mobile power.

 So let’s find a nominal solution 

– Install an ad-blocking or anti-crypto mining extension on web browsers.

– Keep your web filtering tools up to date.

– Stop JavaScript in browser. you can also use the extension(Like no coin, script block)

– Use a mobile device management (MDM) solution for better control what’s on users’ devices

How to detect cryptojacking? HERE

How to respond to a cryptojacking attack? HERE

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