Cryptojacking will still flourish in 2019!

There are several reasons why crypto jacking has overtaken ransomware in popularity among hackers and will still be around and spreading in 2019.
For those who don’t know studies showed that crypto jacking has increased 400% during 2018. Cybersecurity researchers discovered that crypto jackers are now using malware scripts to access people’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies.

From all this malicious growth crypto jacking is one of the more serious threat. Many companies and users are seeing crypto jacking as nothing more than an annoyance, but this is completely wrong.
A crypto jacking malware is not just an annoying little malware because first, it managed to got into your network meaning that any other threat could reach it too. Second, crypto-jacking malware is slowing down your antimalware software and breaking down your firewall by communicating with C&C.

In addition, crypto jacking will become a bigger threat în time because can be updated with ransomware and other malware.
Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;

It requires less work to execute, and the payoff is greater, and it requires little to no interaction with the unsuspecting victim. Once hackers install crypto mining JavaScript on a website, and as we said before they will be able to enslave the CPU power from every visitor of the site for mining coins. Victims will only notice their battery power running out more quickly than normal. To prevent users from being crypto jacked, website owners should ensure they know all third-party code running on their site by having experts scan their sites for any that are unauthorized.

Keep in mind that our modern society is dependent on computers, mobile devices, and the use of the internet always stay safe and secured.
We would continue to monitor this cybersecurity problem. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.