Did you know that while the world was grappling with the effects of the pandemic, attackers were zealously draining the resources of unsuspecting victims to mine cryptocurrency?

The SonicWall Cyber Threat Report released earlier this year reveals that:

  • 2021 saw a record number of cryptojacking attacks, reaching 97.1 million, of which 13.6 million attacks were in December alone.

  • The year-over-year increase in cryptojacking was 709% for government customers and 218% for healthcare customers in 2021.

  • Attackers are developing nefarious apps that, when installed, ask users for certain privileges required to function, but what ends up happening is the privileges are used to transfer the contents of the victim’s cryptowallet to the jacker’s wallet.

  • Attackers are also scaling up their attacks, targeting the cryptocurrency exchanges themselves with 20 reported attacks in 2021. In 25% of these attacks, the amount stolen exceeded $100 million.

Nothing speaks louder than cold, hard facts. Attackers are doing all they can to rob organizations blind by mining cryptocurrency using employee devices.

To defend against cryptojacking, security professionals need to understand how it works and what signs to look for. This is where our e-book, How to detect and respond to cryptojacking attacks, comes in handy.

With this e-book, you’ll learn about:

  • The relevant concepts associated with cryptojacking, including blockchain technology.

  • Why cryptojacking is so popular.

  • The ways in which cryptojacking malware is embedded.

  • How to prevent and detect cryptojacking.

  • Real-life examples of cryptojacking attacks.

Ready to learn more?

Download the e-book, How to detect and respond to cryptojacking attacks, and gain insights on how to leverage your security analytics solution to defend against cryptojacking attacks. To learn how ManageEngine Log360, a unified SIEM solution with integrated DLP and CASB capabilities, can help you combat cryptojacking, check out this infographic. Thanks for reading, folks!