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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