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Cryptojacking: How hackers use your computer to mine cryptocurrency

Thursday May 24 2018

Hackers aren’t just after your data; they’re after your computer power too. These internet thieves have figured out how to use unsuspecting individuals’ computers to mine for cryptocurrency, particularly the Monero cryptocurrency, for their own profit. This is known as cryptojacking. The process is surprisingly simple: Even a novice hacker can purchase a kit for about $30 on the dark web and start mining, according to Digital Shadows’ report “The New Gold Rush: Cryptocurrencies are the New Frontier of Fraud .” These hackers can access a remote computer through traditional phishing or through a more innovative and less invasive method — by hijacking a computer’s internet browser, CSO reports.

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American companies to face fines over GDPR

Thursday May 24 2018

In just two months, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the European Union. This new regulation is not limited to just companies that have a physical presence in the EU, though. Any company that offers goods or services to people in the EU or monitors the behavior of EU data subjects, such as through advertising campaigns, will be bound by this new legislation.  These types of companies could include U.S.-based hospitality and travel agencies, software companies, and e-commerce sites. This represents a shift from the current directive and will create challenges for companies that have a digital presence in the EU.

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