CryptoJacking is the unauthorized use of your device to mine digital currency. The number of the cryptocurrency malware infections that we handle has significantly increased since fall 2017. You may want to check our latest posts on the new trends in the cryptocurrency mining malware that has exploded in popularity among the hackers:Crypto Mining Malware on Popular Code RepositoriesBitcoin Mining Using Visitors' Machines
The good news is that CryptoJacking has already been deemed malicious by the cybersecurity industry and has also been agreed to be put in the same category as malware. This type of activity exhausts the CPU power of the user machine causing the device to overheat, affecting its performance and in some cases even damaging it physically.
As of this writing, we see some 17,000++ infected websites
) with the ability to mine digital currency using visitors' machines - in-browser cryptojacking