What’s cryptojacking?

Cybercriminals distribute cryptojacking malware through weaponized mobile applications, botnets, and social media platforms by manipulating flaws in applications and servers, and by hijacking Wi-Fi hotspots. With the cryptomining software installed, the malicious cybercriminals effectively hijack the processing power of the victim devices and systems to earn cryptocurrency. Also, malicious cyber actors may infect a website with cryptomining JavaScript code, which hijacks a visitor’s processing power through their browser to mine cryptocurrency.