Securonix Threat Research Report: Cryptojacking Attacks

Threat Research

Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to secretly mine cryptocurrency (also known as virtual or digital currency). According to a recent report from Fortinet, Cryptojacking attacks impacted over 28 percent of companies this year, a spike representing more than 15% increase from companies impacted in the last quarter of 2017.

Securonix Threat Research Team has been actively investigating and monitoring these attacks to help our customers understand the techniques used by attackers to enable effective early detection, mitigation, and response. This report includes a summary of what we currently know about the attacks and our recommendations to help increase the chances of detecting/mitigating such attacks.