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Crypto-Mining Corporate Networks


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The volume ofcrypto-miningtransactions has grown, spiking almost500%on corporate networks.Zscalerhas blocked more than 2.5 billioncrypto-miningattempts in the last six months. The spike, the firm said, is likely tied to the sharp increase in value of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin hit highs above $19,000 in December)and the fact that legitimate sites are adoptingcrypto-miningas a source of revenue instead of online advertisements. IT security experts commented below.

Itsik Mantin, Lead ScientistatImperva:

“The impact of thecrypto-madness on cybersecurity has two faces. The first is specific to thecrypto-finance industry, which turned into a very tempting target for penetration, wallet hijacking and fake transactions. However, the impact of the second – using hijacked hosts of all kinds as platforms forcrypto-mining– reaches practically everywhere. From web browsers unknowingly...(continued)

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