You can’t move these days without bumping into words such as cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, coinminer and blockchain.
With Bitcoin’s value up more than 1000% in the past year, and with companies multiplying their share price simply by adding “Blockchain” to their names, you can see why these words are everywhere.
As you’ll have seen in many Naked Security articles, cryptocurrency is popular with cybercrooks, too.
Usually, cryptocurrency is the end, rather than the means of the crime, for example when crooks infect your computer with coinmining software to hijack your CPU to earn them money, or scramble your data with ransomware and demand that you pay them in cryptocoins to get it back.
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