We pass the costs to you! An analysis of cryptomining and cryptojacking

  • Webcast Aired Thursday, 31 May 2018 1:00PM EDT (31 May 2018 17:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Ted Demopoulos, Josh Pyorre

Content providers, affected by the wide-spread adoption of ad-blockers, have been experimenting with running cryptomining software on their websites. Through a tiny piece of javascript code, site owners can use some or all of a visitor's CPU power to mine Monero, a digital currency that's difficult to trace and easy to mine.

While we've seen some site owners attempt to use cryptomining in legitimate ways, malicious actors have also been experimenting with it, installing it on compromised sites, access points and in malware. Illegitimate uses of cryptomining is being called cryptojacking. This webcast will walk you through a brief history of cryptomining and cryptojacking, how it all works and the various steps you or your organization can take to detect and stop it.