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‘Coin mining’ hacking attacks rose 8,500% in 2017

This is getting scary. Cybersecurity software company Symantec says the use of criminal “coin miners” jumped by 8,500% during 2017. A coin miner is a file or script that unknowingly steals a victim’s computer processing power or cloud CPU usage to mine cryptocurrencies. Symantec said in its annual Internet Security Threat Report that the meteoric rise […]

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