Due to hard detection and easy execution of the attack, 2018 has seen excessive crypto mining malware.
Cryptojacking attacks are based on cryptocurrency mining software injection into thousands of devices, leveraging its processing capabilities to extract the digital assests without the user’s consent. As a result, the victims’ computer equipment slows down, as well as increasing electricity consumption.
Each time a cryptocurrency exchange is made, a cryptocurrency miner is in charge of making sure the purity of data and refreshing the blockchain with the exchange. The mining procedure itself includes competing with other crypto miners to take care of confused mathematical issues with cryptographic hash functions that are related with a block containing the exchange inforamtion.