Cisco: "Cybercrime Swaps Ransomware For Cryptomining, Generating Millions"


(Howard) #1

Cisco’s Talos Threat Intelligence team has a good observation.

Cybercriminals can just steal CPU/GPU cycles and directly generate any cryptocurrency without infecting the system with ransomware.

It’s called cryptomining and is exploding on the scene. More stealthy than ransomware, this malware infects the workstation or server and significantly slows performance down, damaging productivity in a hidden way.