Your electricity bill arrives and shows that your consumption has doubled. You ‘haven’t done anything out of the ordinary, so what’s happening? It’s possible that someone has been using your computer to mine for cryptocurrencies without your knowledge and consent. You’ve just become a cryptojacking victim.

Cryptojacking is the process of unauthorized mining for cryptocurrencies. Cybercriminals mine for Bitcoins using victims’ computers (typically the servers of large enterprises with ample processing capacity), so they won’t have to buy their own high-powered computers and pay the enormous electricity bills.

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