News 1 — UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'

UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'

Cryptojacking UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'

UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'

UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking' Cryptojacking - the act of hijacking a user's computer to mine cryptocurrencies - is likely to "become a regular source of income for website owners," a British government agency warned Tuesday. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre, the technology wing of the Government Communications Headquarters, highlighted cryptojacking as a "significant" concern in its latest "cyber threat to UK business" report. In particular, the report singled out websites which mined cryptocurrencies without users' permission, noting that 55 percent of businesses worldwide suffered from cryptomining attacks last December. The report specifically referred to...

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