Regular mining and mining for cryptocurrencies may not be the same thing, but they do have something in common. Illegal mining of both takes a toll on the environment, the economy, public order and governance. Online attacks have become extremely prominent, and they include cryptocurrency mining abuse, phishing campaigns, ransomware, and so on.
Consider this – a new cyber security report by Google has revealed some alarming statistics. As per this report, the most compromised Google Cloud accounts are used for cryptocurrency mining.