The issue of illegal crypto mining has been plaguing several countries since the sector of virtual currency started gaining momentum. However, according to the latest reports, the attacks through the means of malicious crypto mining software have increased drastically in the past one year. That is, the first half of 2018 has seen more attacks through the harmful crypto mining than the first half of 2017. This has sent the different entities in the market in frenzy about the steps that have to be taken to deal with these increased attacks. The percent by which the crypto mining attacks have increased is startling.
Recently, up to 47 malware related to digital currency has been found. The procedure that is being used to a great extent by the different attackers is usually crypto jacking, or these potential attackers might as well use the computers of others to carry out their intentions. These threats are immensely difficult to locate and therefore this action comes to the attention of the users only after significant damage has been done. Crypto jacking is the procedure that reduces the quality and durability of a number of the hardware, this procedure also interferes with the network connections.
These are the various means through which crypto mining attacks are taking place in the field of virtual currency, therefore it is about time that measures are taken to prevent these attacks through the means of tighter regulations and better technology.