Crypto Mining, Malware and Processing Power

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Crypto Mining, Malware and Processing Power

Crypto Mining and Malware

In a previous blog post, we mentioned that hackers are targeting big companies and stealing processing power run crypto mining operations; Hackers now are aiming at other organizations too. These hackers are infecting users through Facebook Messengers and Youtube Ads.  According to Check Point, an I.T. security company, 22% of organizations all over the world are infected with Cryptocurrency Mining Malware.

What is Malware?

any software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server or computer network. Malware does the damage after it is implanted or introduced in some way into a target’s computer and can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software

Once a user is infected, the software can control your computer to perform tasks such as mine cryptocurrency. The program will steal GPU processing power and run in the background so the user is unaware of it happening.

The Top 10 Malware Of May As Ranked By Check Point:

Malware Ranking May

How Does It Affect You?

For organizations and individuals alike, when the malware takes GPU processing power from the CPU, the computer’s ability to process tasks will slow down. Users in most cases might not notice if it is minor. With what Check Point published regarding 22% of organizations being affected, this is a huge amount of processing power, even if each one is supplying a small amount. For smaller organizations, this might not be as big of an issue, but for big organizations, the processing power can be a huge impact.

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For organizations and individuals alike, when the malware takes GPU processing power from the CPU, the computer’s ability to process tasks will slow down. Users in most cases might not notice if it is minor. With what Check Point published regarding 22% of organizations being affected, this is a huge amount of processing power, even if each one is supplying a small amount. For smaller organizations, this might not be as big of an issue, but for big organizations, the processing power can be a huge impact.

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