What Is Cryptojacking?
Cryptojacking is a type of cyber attack that uses malicious software to hijack the computing power of an unsuspecting user’s computer in order to mine cryptocurrency. The attacker will typically install malware on the victim’s machine, which then runs in the background and utilizes their CPU or GPU resources without their knowledge. This allows attackers to generate digital currency at no cost while also avoiding detection by antivirus programs. Cryptojacking can be used for both legitimate purposes such as mining cryptocurrencies for profit, or it can be used maliciously with intent to steal data or disrupt services.