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Non-JavaScript Cryptojacking Reaps More Than $144M, Researcher Finds

June 12, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

Cryptojacking attacks are finding success and have now gained the attention of the U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Unauthorized crypto-currency mining, commonly referred to as cryptojacking, is a problem that doesn't seem to be slowing down and continues to be challenge for enterprises and individuals. It's challenge that hasn't escaped the notice of the U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is now enabling individuals to file complaints about alleged cryptojacking. The FTC's new complaint system for cryptojacking attacks comes as attackers are reaping increasing rewards from the attack method. A report released June 11 by security firm Palo Alto Networks, sheds new light on the size and scope of a specific class of cryptojacking attacks, claiming that attackers have generated at least $143 million in illicit earnings. Many types of crypto-currencies are often created or mined by using computational power on the blockchain, to uncover a cryptocoin. Crypto-curren...