Identifying Cryptojacking

Use tools to identify and detect Cryptojacking malware.

Difficulty: Advanced

CSF Domain: Identify

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Using a small amount of JavaScript code, websites can utilize your computers CPU and GPU resources, without your knowledge, to mine cryptocurrencies. This type of cyber attack, referred to as "Cryptojacking", saw an 8,500% increase in occurrences throughout 2017. This lab will teach students how to identify these types of attacks through system resource monitoring.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit Count: 2