Top Cyberthreat of 2018: Illicit Cryptomining (Forbes)


Ransomware is oh, so 2017. Today, all the smart hackers have turned to illicit cryptomining to fill their coffers.

Due to a combination of a leaked NSA hack, a cryptocurrency more anonymous than Bitcoin, and benign cryptocurrency transaction processing (aka ‘mining’) software that requires no command and control link back to the attacker, we now have the perfect combination of easy money, slim chance of detection, and billions of unsuspecting targets that may not even care they’ve been hacked. Criminals around the world are rejoicing, still incredulous at how easy it is to make money while they sleep.