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Crypto-jacking: A New Vector of the Cyber-Cons after Ransomware!

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Apparently, according to the records of 2018, after getting bored with ransomware attacks, crypto-jacking has become the new tool of cyber-cons for harvesting crypto-currency.




Crypto-jacking by nature is more insidious and stealthy and hence in the past year has emerged as a better way of harvesting crypto-currency.


Initially, the best choice for doing the same was ransomware, but having surpassed it, Crypto-jacking is now cyber-cons’ favorite option.


2018, unlike any other year in the cyber-crime history saw a lot of cyber-attacks, wherein the crypto-jacking attacks constituted to be amongst the most.


The report of IBM strictly mentioned that the crypto-currency attacks hiked by quite a large number.


Whereas, ransomware attacks plummeted by 45% including both mobile and desktop platforms.


The major reason behind this shift of inclination towards crypto-jacking happens to be the less-disruptive and furtive disposition.


After a ransomware is introduced to...(continued)
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