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The Next Stage of Cryptojacking: How New Crime Evolves

Cryptojacking is the secret use of your device’s resources to mine cryptocurrencies. There are several forms of cryptojacking, including in-browser mining, hacked apps, and background malware. Cryptojacking gained traction in September 2017, when Coinhive offered its JavaScript code as an alternative to regular advertising. The idea is simple – a website adds a special code to its page, and when people visit that website, their web browsers start to run the Coinhive …
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