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A greedy cryptocurrency miner might be a bigger threat than spyware or viruses

Coinhive, the software that uses the computational processing power of other people's devices to mine cryptocurrency is becoming the most prevalent form of malware on the internet. This practice of secretly mining cryptocurrency on others' hardware has affected 55% of all organizations globally and has overtaken ransomware as a tool of choice to extort money. Further, researchers at the security firm Wandera have claimed that such exploitation on mobile devices has increased by 250%. Also, such attacks are becoming more sophisticated since some of these could be detected only by Darktrace, a program which uses artificial intelligence to identify cyber threats and went unnoticed by the usual detection tools.

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