‘Cryptojacking’ in Financial Sector Has Risen 269% This Year, SonicWall Says

The number of “cryptojacking” cases across the financial sector has risen by 269% in the first half of 2022, according to a report by cybersecurity firm SonicWall.

  • Cryptojacking is a type of cyberattack where hackers implant a piece of software on a victim’s computer that mine cryptocurrencies. Victims are often unaware of the exploit, which has contributed to the rise in cases, the report said.
  • In previous years, government, healthcare and education sectors were the most common targets for cryptojacking, however there has been a “dramatic reshuffling” in 2022.

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