Research: 87% of IT Specialists Are Concerned About the Rise of Crypto Jacking

Acronis company has conducted the poll of information technology specialists, which has demonstrated that 87% of respondents are concerned about the increasing amount of hidden cryptocurrency mining attacks.

Research: 87% of IT Specialists Are Concerned About the Rise of Crypto Jacking
87% of IT Specialists Are Concerned About the Rise of Crypto Jacking

According to the report, IT specialists are worried about the growth of amount of hidden cryptocurrency mining attacks at users` devices. Experts note that 30% of common users and 13% of professional users will not be able to recognize changes on their devices, implemented by crypto jacking programs.

The report also stresses that awareness and concerns about cyber threats, crypto jacking particularly, have increased by 33% since 2019. In addition, IT specialists increasingly fear redemption attacks — 88% of respondents have claimed about this.

Also, according to the recent SonicWall report, the amount of crypto jacking attacks decreased by 78% in the second half of 2019. One of reasons for this is closing of Coinhive service. Wherein, Proofpoint company, specializing in cybersecurity, has recently informed that in 2019 more than half of public and private organizations in the USA were attacked by viruses and phishing.

Besides, last month it became known that a group of hackers Outlaw, specializing in seizing the victim’s computer capabilities for Monero mining, again began to attack US and Europe-based enterprises with the help of new tools.

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