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Forget viruses or spyware—your biggest cyberthreat is greedy currency miners

Software that hijacks your computer to mine has become the most popular malware on the planet.
by Jamie Condliffe

The practice of surreptitiously mining cryptocurrency on other people’s hardware is becoming pervasive, overtaking ransomware as a tool of choice for extorting money online. This week, cybersecurity firm Check Point published its regular Global Threat Index. It shows that Coinhive, a piece of software that uses processing power on someone’s device…

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