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Microsoft: 644K PCs encounter cryptocurrency mining malware every month

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  • Each month from September 2017 to January 2018, 644,000 computers on average were infected with malware for mining cryptocurrency. — Microsoft, 2018
  • While cryptocurrency mining may seem like a simple nuisance, it is a serious threat to IT due to its ability to commandeer compute resources.

The popularity of cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Monero, Bitcoin, and others has led to a surge in coin mining operations that are plaguing the enterprise. According to Articles on TechRepublic

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