The cryptocurrency was an accidental invention in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto (pseudonym), who’s intent was to create a centralized cash system. But, cybercriminals involved in cryptojacking typically focus their efforts on mining these cryptocurrencies. A few lines of code are just needed for cybercriminals to hijack someone’s system.
Cryptojacking is dangerous for a few reasons. Victims not only get infected by malware but also their CPU resources may drain off or their devices may be turned into botnets.