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Symantec: the Q4 "Encrypt money hijacking" incident rose 85 times in 2017

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/3/22 14:13:09     readed:426

According to Symantec hijacking encryption to track, part of the reason of the rise is because of easy operation, low threshold mining software, it has become one of the many ways to make money. In general, the number of encrypted hijacking in 2017 has risen by 34000%.

The report pointed out that the use of other computer CPU mining more often than installing the virus on the target computer, even after the patch for the computer after a user can still. Last year, Showtime was exposed to the use of user CPU to dig Monroe money. Recently, Apple moved to Mac App Store in addition to Calendar 2 (calendar 2), and it was also found to be using the user's computer to dig Monroe money.


Symantec said, let the equipment running speed of encryption hijacked unsuspecting victims slow, battery overheating, shorter life situation, and when this type of attack is aimed at large targets like enterprise network, it may be because the mining software closed machine, but if it is not small so easy to be found. The report said, "this makes cybercriminals even make money in the case of victims who are not aware of the abnormal situation of their devices or websites being visited.

Since the encryption hijacked now for crypto currency mining still has huge returns so it may still is still a big problem. Unless these encrypted money prices continue to decline until the first time in 2009, these people will disappear naturally, because they will no longer be profitable.

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