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Standing Up to Cryptojacking – Best Practices for Fighting Back

Theatre (803AB) October 3, 2018 1:25 pm - 1:55 pm Feedback     

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Matthew Hickey

Cryptojacking has recently erupted onto the cybercrime scene, thanks to the surge in value in 2017 of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Monero, and Ethereum. Crooks are aggressively targeting laptops, desktops, servers, and even mobile devices. From a single device to entire networks, they infect as many devices as they can to mine for cryptocurrency on, or while using, other people’s computers. Simply put, you do the work, pay for the electricity and hardware, and they pocket the rewards. This session is an overview on how to fight back! We’ll explore the differences between legitimate mining and cryptojacking, how cryptojacking works, the costs of cryptojacking to today’s organizations and practical steps you can take to avoid being a victim of cryptojacking.