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Iran CERTCC: Cryptojacking Malware Goes Viral

With the unbridled rise of cryptocurrencies both in terms of popularity and value, cybercriminals are exhausting all possible methods to earn money from the buzzing technology, one is cryptojacking
This is not the first time Iranians have become the target of cryptojackers.This is not the first time Iranians have become the target of cryptojackers.
Through its website, Iran’s Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center has issued an alert about a widespread cryptojacking malware attack

Iran’s cybersecurity authority has cautioned computer users about a piece of cryptojacking malicious software which has gone viral in the country since April 1.
Through its website, Iran’s Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (Iran CERTCC) has issued an alert about a widespread cryptojacking malware attack.
With the unbridled rise of cryptocurrencies both in terms of popularity and value, related jargons to virtual currencies are becoming buzzwords around the globe, including cryptojacking.
Cryptojacking is a form of cyber attack through which hackers harness victims’ computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency on the hacker’s behalf. This form of malevolent cyber conduct has become popular with criminals.
The center has cautioned users to update their operating systems and install an antivirus software tool on their devices.

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