Crypto-Mining Spikes 500% on Corporate Networks

Tara Seals

The volume of crypto-mining transactions has grown, spiking almost 500% on corporate networks.

Cybersecurity firm Zscaler has blocked more than 2.5 billion crypto-mining attempts in the last six months. The spike, the firm said, is likely tied to the sharp increase in value of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin hit highs above $19,000 in December) and the fact that legitimate sites are adopting crypto-mining as a source of revenue instead of online advertisements.

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