Crypto Miners – The Silent CPU Killer of 2017 [source: checkpoint]
by CIRT Team
Until recently, websites that provide free services earned almost all their revenue through advertisements. Is the Pirate Bay example signaling that cryptocurrency mining may soon take over as the main revenue source?
How does the rising popularity of cryptocurrency miners affect the cyber security landscape? In which cases is it a legitimate tool, and in which is it considered malware? In this report, we will answer these questions.
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