Update November 2019: One of the most notable cryptojacking attacks of 2019 was based on Microsoft's BlueKeep vulnerability, which was used to deliver cryptomining software to legacy Windows systems starting summer 2019.
This proves that cryptomining is still a preferred payload for attackers who receive immediate financial rewards from each victim they infect without their knowledge.
Recent waves of malicious cryptomining pose new dilemmas in terms of where to draw the line between what is legitimate and what is not. Mining cryptocurrencies has become expensive and coin miners have turned to other people's and companies' devices for resources. As a result, datacenters can and will fall victims to it unless they are prepared to fight off intruders.
Cryptojacking is increasingly outdoing ransomware in popularity, so this is a new type of threat to be reckoned with.
Check out our infographic below to get your facts straight about this new cybercrime and its expected impact worldwide, before dismissing it as an improbable risk.
For more information about how ransomware and coin miners have evolved over the past couple of months and how data centers are affected, check out the latest “Cryptocurrency Mining Craze Going for Data Centers” whitepaper. And watch this 4-minute video for a summary of how cryptojacking can affect your business.
Bitdefender customers enjoy exceptional protection against cryptojacking with several prevention and detection capabilities that intervene in numerous phases of the cryptojacking attack.