Cryptojacking set new record: 66,7 million attacks for the first half of 2022
Number of cryptojacking attacks raise and set new world records. Now it is more popular than using ransomware.
According to the SonicWall, the number of disclosed cryptojacking attacks have sat at 66,7 million since January of 2022. It’s higher by 30% for the analog period of 2021. Attacks increased in the financial industry by 269% and in the trade industry by 63%.
Cryptojacking is a crime when hackers covertly install mining programs on devices.
The researchers explain the rising number of cases by two factors. First is a critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j which is used in many programs. Second factor is risk-free by using cryptojacking. Many people don’t know that their devices are mining cryptocurrency. They note only more slowly working of devices. So hackers can earn cryptocurrency without the risk of being caught.
Early, the FBI said, the 244 American investors lost $42,7 million by using fake crypto apps and sites.
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