//Cryptojacking rates increased by 85 times in Q4 2017 as bitcoin prices spiked: report

Cryptojacking rates increased by 85 times in Q4 2017 as bitcoin prices spiked: report



Instances of computers hijacked to mine cryptocurrency, a practice known as cryptojacking, rose 8500 percent in the final quarter of 2017, according to a new report by Symantec. The attacks make up 24 percent of all online attacks blocked in last December, and 16 percent of online attacks blocked inĀ …

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